## How do you calculate 5 hours of overtime?

For every hour of overtime an employee works, you must give them their regular rate of pay plus half of that. To calculate an employee’s overtime rate of pay, multiply their regular rate by 1.5. The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) regulates overtime.

### How much overtime can you get in a week?

An employee may not exceed the working of 10 hours overtime (in any given week) calculated by using a (1½x) rate of pay—at minimum—of that of an employee’s normal working hours rate; or calculated at a normal (1x) rate of pay, with an additional 30 minutes time-off for every hour of overtime that was worked.

#### Do you have to pay overtime for straight time work?

Since straight-time compensation has already been paid, the employee must receive additional overtime pay for each overtime hour worked in the week at not less than one-half this regular rate.

**How are overtime rates calculated for multiple jobs?**

If an employee works multiple jobs at different pay rates with the same employer, to figure the overtime rate, the employer must first determine the weighted average for the regular pay rates. Add the employee’s total earnings from all jobs worked for the week.

**When do I need to include overtime in my paycheck?**

If an employee works more hours than their employment contract says, the employer must make sure the hourly pay rate does not fall below the National Minimum Wage . If the employee regularly works overtime, their overtime pay may need to be included when calculating holiday pay.

## How much do you get paid for overtime?

FLSA rules require employers to convert the salary to an equivalent hourly rate to calculate overtime pay. Suppose a non-exempt employee earns a salary of $540 for a 36-hour week. This works out to $15 per hour. If she works 44 hours one week, she is paid $15 per hour for 44 hours plus an extra $7.50 per hour for four overtime hours.

### How many hours should an employee on salary work?

These occupations frequently require more than 40 hours a week in crisis situations. Overtime pay at one and one-half times a regular hourly rate is required even when an employee is paid a salary. Non-exempt employees may be paid a salary, but are also paid overtime when they work more than 40 hours in a week.

#### When is the final rule for overtime pay?

On May 20, 2020, the Department of Labor announced a final rule that allows employers to pay bonuses or other incentive based pay to salaried, nonexempt employees whose hours vary from week to week.

**How is overtime calculated under different salary structures?**

The following describes how overtime is calculated under different salary pay structures: Salary for Workweek Exceeding 40 Hours: An employee who is paid a fixed salary for a workweek longer than 40 hours is still entitled to overtime pay unless their position is exempt.