Retroactive Overtime (ROT) is an additional amount of money that is awarded to an employee when the employee has a combination of overtime and an additional amount of money, such as a commission or a bonus that is guaranteed based upon work requirements. Overtime is required to qualify for retroactive overtime. So, if a salesperson receives a commission, but does not receive overtime, then the employee does not qualify for retroactive overtime.
Retroactive Overtime is computed by using the number of hours of overtime worked for the specified payroll period to look up the coefficient percentages from the Coefficient table (Form WH-134)
. This coefficient percentage is then multiplied by the commission and/or bonus to determine the ROT amount that will be awarded to the employee in addition to the already existing overtime and commission.
The additional amount on money beyond the overtime, the commission or bonus, must be a guaranteed payment to the employee based upon specified work criteria. Here are some examples of some bonuses that qualify and do not qualify:
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