Double-time pay

Double-time pay is a compensation rate that is twice the normal wage rate. It is not required by federal law, but may be required for certain activities through a union contract or state law. For example, a union contract may stipulate that double-time pay is required for work during a major holiday, for an unusually onerous task, or for any overtime worked over a certain number of hours. For example, the first 20 hours of overtime may be paid at 1.5x the normal pay rate, while all additional hours worked are at double-time.

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