Approaching overtime pay requires understanding the basics of pay.
This starts with determining what the worker’s regular rate of pay is. The regular rate of pay is the base hourly rate plus the dollar value of any nondiscretionary premium payments.
Non-discretionary pay is any payment that is promised up front if some action or result occurs. This includes shift differentials, on-call or call-in pay, hazard pay, retention, commissions, or other types of bonuses contingent upon an action or result happening. Regular rate of pay is not the same as “regular pay.” Regular pay is whatever the worker’s pay is on an hourly, daily, weekly, per piece, or commission basis.
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Their mission is the success of Michigan's small businesses. We do this through:
Advocating for small business
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When small businesses band together through the Small Business Association of Michigan, they achieve more than they could on their own.