Definition of straight time in English:

straight time


mass nounUS
  • Normal working hours, paid at a regular rate.

    ‘these man-hours are computed by factoring the overtime into straight time’
    as modifier ‘a cut to 35 cars hourly, a quarter of straight-time capacity’
    • ‘Under the current contract, workers hired before October 1999 will continue to draw 95 percent of their after-tax, straight-time pay for the life of the agreement.’
    • ‘In 2003, including an estimate for overseas output aimed at North America, there was straight-time capacity for 1.496 million minivans.’
    • ‘The effort will be suspended indefinitely, and the Narcotics Initiative and Operation Impact will be reduced to straight-time only.’
    • ‘An alternate work schedule can be adopted that permits employees to work longer days at straight time pay in exchange for fewer days in a work week.’
    • ‘All hours worked over 40 hours per week will be paid at the straight time rate.’
    • ‘Maximum capacity integrates the legal overtime capability with straight time capacity.’
    • ‘These make-up hours are paid at straight time and not at the time-and-a-half overtime rate.’
    • ‘If on call and called in, nearly three out of five reported receiving time-and-a-half pay, and 6.5% reported receiving straight-time pay.’
    • ‘This arrangement helps the manufacturer out in a number of obvious ways, allowing them to run overtime when orders call for more of a particular computer than can be built on straight time.’
    • ‘The industry overall will have straight-time capacity of 18.4 million units by 2009.’
    • ‘Checks were written out for 40 hours at straight time while hours over 40 would be compensated at the $8.50 rate and paid on the side in cash.’
    • ‘The plant does 45 jobs an hour with a 300,000 annual straight-time capacity.’
    • ‘To put it simply, in British Columbia, pulp and paper mills overtime costs double the straight time rate.’
    • ‘The Government is now seeking the freedom to end collective bargaining for most of the government employees and force workers to work overtime at straight time rates.’
    • ‘The hospital pays $54 an hour for straight time and $81 an hour for overtime for each of the 250 nurses brought in from out of state.’