I work 84 hours a week, and have the next week off. I get paid 4 hours of
overtime, but shouldn’t I get 44 hours of OT since I worked 84 in one week?

Asked on September 18, 2017 under Employment Labor Law, Texas


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

You are correct: overtime is calculated on a weekly basis. Your pay cycle or pay periods has nothing to do with overtime. So if you worked 44  hours of overtime in week 1 (84 hours total worked), you get 44 hours at time-and-a-half, even if you worked no hours in week 2.

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