i have recently been promoted at my job, gaining status from an hourly employee to salary non-exempt. i suspect that this status has previously caused legal trouble for this company, because i signed a waiver of "overtime calculation acknowledgement." i believe i may have interpreted this waiver incorrectly.

the waiver states that "the base pay rate...is determined by dividing the..annual salary by 2080 hours (40 x 52 weeks)." this determines the hourly rate to calculate the premium overtime rate.

it also states "the salary...compensates him/her for all hours worked at his/her base rate pay. ... Overtime is therefore paid... at half time for all hours worked over 40 in a week.

looking at the statements above, i believed that i would still be paid for total hours worked with half-time overtime (the old paystubs define overtime as time-and-a-half for all hours worked over 40 in a week). how would you guys interpret the statements in this waiver? a friend and i have opposite interpretations of these statements. my friend interprets it as how i think salaried non-exempt wages are calculated...

i think that salary non-exempt with premium overtime pay is calculated by dividing the total hours worked by the weekly base pay, which determines that week's "hourly" pay. that calculation is then multiplied by one-half to determine the premium overtime pay and that number is multiplied by the hours worked over 40.

i won't actually know how my salary is divided out until the next pay period, because i will have worked +50 hours each week. i just wanted another opinion on how my wages are to be calculated according to ths waiver. if someone wants to review the full waiver, i'll have it available for a few more days.

i apologize for the lengthy post...

the waiver states that "the base pay rate...is determined by dividing the..annual salary by 2080 hours (40 x 52 weeks)." this determines the hourly rate to calculate the premium overtime rate.

it also states "the salary...compensates him/her for all hours worked at his/her base rate pay. ... Overtime is therefore paid... at half time for all hours worked over 40 in a week.

looking at the statements above, i believed that i would still be paid for total hours worked with half-time overtime (the old paystubs define overtime as time-and-a-half for all hours worked over 40 in a week). how would you guys interpret the statements in this waiver? a friend and i have opposite interpretations of these statements. my friend interprets it as how i think salaried non-exempt wages are calculated...

i think that salary non-exempt with premium overtime pay is calculated by dividing the total hours worked by the weekly base pay, which determines that week's "hourly" pay. that calculation is then multiplied by one-half to determine the premium overtime pay and that number is multiplied by the hours worked over 40.

i won't actually know how my salary is divided out until the next pay period, because i will have worked +50 hours each week. i just wanted another opinion on how my wages are to be calculated according to ths waiver. if someone wants to review the full waiver, i'll have it available for a few more days.

i apologize for the lengthy post...

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