You are an employee at a nice paper mill and want to impress the boss by burning the midnight oil (but not too close to the wood pulp). For four consecutive weeks, you work forty-five, forty-two,

You are an employee at a nice paper mill and want to impress the boss by burning the midnight oil

(but not too close to the wood pulp). For four consecutive weeks, you work forty-five, forty-two,

thirty-nine, and thirty-one hours. If you were a nonexempt employee covered by the Fair Labor

Standards Act, how many hours of overtime pay, if any, would you be entitled to? What would be the

rate?

Under the Fair Labor Standards Act, I would be entitled to a Federal Minimum wage of $ 7.25

per hour and for any overtime, I should receive 1.5 times my regular pay over my standard 40 hours a

week. I worked forty- five hours the first week, in which my pay should be 40 hours times $7.25. 5 hours

times $10.88 because I worked five overtime hours. Therefore, for the first week I would have made

$290.00 for regular time and $55.40 for overtime pay. In the second week of work, I would get 40 hours

times $7.25 and 2 hours times $10.88because I worked 2 hours overtime. So I would of made $290.00

for regular pay and $21.76 in overtime pay .In the third week of work, I worked 39 hours so I would

only make my regular hourly wage of $7.25 times 39 hours. Therefore, for the third week I would make

$282.75. ON THE Last week of work, I worked 31 hours and I would not get any overtime hour so my pay

would be 39 times $7.25. I would of made 224.75for my last week of work.

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