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Chinese overtime

Overtime pay which is calculated at less than an employee's normal hourly rate (usually one-half), rather than one-and-a-half times it, as is usually paid in traditional overtime arrangements. It is a potentially derogatory term, so discretion is advised. Overall, I love having the flexibility to work the hours that I see fit; the only downside is that I only get Chinese overtime when I have to put in more time for a project than usual.
See also: Chinese, overtime

be working overtime

1. To be working more hours at one's job than one is scheduled or required to do. I've been working overtime all week to get this project done by the deadline.
2. To be putting forth a lot of effort to do or accomplish something. Everyone's air conditioners have been working overtime during this heat wave. Mom has been working overtime to get more signatures on her petition for the city council.
See also: overtime, working

be working overtime

If someone or something is working overtime, they are working very hard in order to achieve something. The team had been working overtime to improve the party's image. People need more sleep when their immune mechanisms are working overtime to fight off infections. Note: The literal meaning of this expression is that someone is spending extra time doing the job that they are employed to do.
See also: overtime, working

be working ˈovertime

(informal) be very active or too active: There was nothing to worry about. It was just her imagination working overtime.
See also: overtime, working
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Salaried workers who qualify for overtime are entitled to the same premium pay, with the hourly rate determined from the salary paid and the hours obligated under the contract.
The second issue was whether Macaraeg could claim for overtime pay in a civil action against the employer, or whether she was limited to the administrative procedures described in the legislation.
Employers may discipline employees who work unauthorized overtime, but must nevertheless pay the offending employee for the overtime hours worked.
Contrary to some concerns from organized Labor that changes would result from employees being exempt from overtime pay, it looks like the actual impact of the rule may have been to enlarge the number of people who are eligible for overtime," he explains.
According to federal law, white collar workers are entitled to collect overtime pay from the three previous years back if the case is decided in their favor.
The FLSA requires that covered employees be compensated for overtime at the rate of one and one-half times their regular hourly wage.
The new regulations go into effect August 18, 2004, but it's still probably safe for newsletter publishers to continue to assume their editorial staff is exempt from overtime pay requirements, but not to presume it's "automatic.
This is going to increase the likelihood of employees having to work overtime and [will] actually take time away from families," Bravo said.
Most of the overtime litigation is borne from this more difficult test.
Rengo has been campaigning for the elimination of unpaid overtime practice in this year's spring wage negotiations.
overtime demands appear to be most onerous in the not-for-profit sector;
Working Less for More Jobs" is a detailed study of overtime and hours of work in the pulp-and-paper industry in British Columbia.
Key strategies employed by the healthcare industry to provide appropriate nurse staffing levels include the use of contracted labor, flexible unbenefited positions, and both mandatory and voluntary overtime (Lobo, Fisher, Peachey, Ploeg, & Akhtar-Danesh, 2015).
The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), which governs federal minimum wage and overtime pay requirements, was amended in May 2016.