Double-time Defintion

Double-time, or double-time pay, is a rate of payment, which is double the regular rate.

Double-time Extended Definition
Double-time is also known as double-time pay. It refers to a pay rate that is two times the regular rate. For example, an employee who normally earns $10 per hour would receive $20 per hour ($10 X 2) of double-time pay.

The FLSA (Fair Labor Standards Act) does not include any laws directing employers to provide employees with double-time pay. But, individual state labor boards (e.g., California) may.

Double-time is often a matter of agreement between the employer and the employee. You might offer double-time pay to employees who work on holidays.

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Rachel Blakely-Gray | Apr 13, 2023

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