overtime for piece rate workers

Drive-thru: Are you calculating piece-rate overtime correctly?


  • Paying a piece rate based on the number of units that workers complete is fairly common in certain subcontracting sectors of construction, and in the manufacturing industry.
  • No matter how workers are paid, they are eligible for overtime pay, according to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Calculating overtime for piece rate workers can be tricky.
  • Employers are required to pay workers accurately and keep detailed records, or they may be charged with failing to comply with FLSA requirements.

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