Hands of clock poised as employer assesses the labor laws on double time, when double time is due, who gets it, and how to calculate it.

What to Know About Double-Time Pay Requirements

In extraordinary circumstances, employees earn double-time pay for working long hours. But who is eligible to earn overtime, and how likely is it to happen? Double Time Requirements The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), which oversees federal overtime, minimum wage, child labor, and record-keeping laws, does not require double-time pay to be paid under any …

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