Definition of overtime rate in English:

overtime rate


  • A fixed rate of pay for time spent working in addition to one's normal working hours.

    ‘the extra hours were paid at overtime rates’
    • ‘The traditional five-day working week, penalty and overtime rates will all be up for grabs under the federal government's new regime.’
    • ‘These make-up hours are paid at straight time and not at the time and a half overtime rate.’
    • ‘It would be less costly to hire someone to cover those hours at regular time than at overtime rates.’
    • ‘Bank staff are pushing for overtime rates for weekend and evening work.’
    • ‘Under the new deal, social services chiefs are proposing to cut overtime rates for working weekends and public holidays.’
    • ‘We have got enhanced overtime rates to try to bring us in and cover the shifts.’
    • ‘An employee required to change shifts for at least three consecutive working days shall be paid overtime rates for the first shift so worked.’
    • ‘The company does not pay overtime rates—all extra hours are paid at the driver's basic rate.’
    • ‘At present staff get as little as £4.45 an hour, have no London weighting, no overtime rate, no company sick pay, and no pension.’
    • ‘They are trying to arrange cover at alternative hours without paying bonus and overtime rates to staff.’
    • ‘On call hours may be paid at an overtime rate.’
    • ‘The overtime rates agreed two years ago make these doctors among the best paid in the country.’