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Tips for Calculating a Regular Rate of Pay For Your Employees

OnDemand Webinar (93 minutes)

Incorrectly calculating and paying overtime can result in extensive financial liability for employer.

To minimize the risk of liability, it is imperative that employers understand who is entitled to overtime and how to correctly calculate the overtime pay rate. The overtime rate is based on the employee's regular rate. In this topic, you will learn what types of compensation are included in the regular rate and how to calculate the regular rate for non-exempt salaried, hourly, commissioned, or piece rate employees, as well as for employees paid more than one rate or receiving bonus payments. Learn tips to protect the company and address an investigation or employee complaints regarding overtime and pay.


Heidi Nunn-Gilman, The Cavanagh Law Firm Julie A. Pace, The Cavanagh Law Firm


Exempt vs. Non-Exempt Employees and Pay Methods

• White Collar Exemptions

• Salaried Non-Exempt Employees

• Methods of Pay

- Hourly

- Salary

- Commission

- Piece Rate

Compensation Included in the Regular Rate

• Bonuses - Discretionary vs. Nondiscretionary

• Housing or Meals

• On-Call, Call Back, and Other Premium Pay

Calculating the Regular Rate of Pay

• Two or More Rates of Pay

• Piece Rate

• Salaried - Fluctuating Work Week vs. Fixed Work Week

• Commissions

• Tipped Employees

Handling Complaints by Employees or DOL Audits

• Responding to Employee Concerns

• Responding to DOL Investigations