How Do You Calculate Time-and-a-Half Overtime Pay?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Apr 14, 2020 8:27:42 AM ET
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Overtime pay is calculated by multiplying the hourly wage of an employee by 1.5. Federal law sets the standard working week at 40 hours, so any time worked past this point is considered overtime. However, some employees are exempt, typically those on a salary or fixed wage.

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