Straight time is equal to the task hours an employee is expected to work in a day. For example, if employees are required to work 8 hours a day, you would enter 8 hours for straight time in the Work Week Overtime condition of their overtime rule.
Applying a straight time condition to work week overtime calculations:
Work week overtime is typically only paid in addition to daily overtime. Without straight time requirements, hours could qualify as both daily and weekly overtime hours.
For example, employees with a straight time requirement of 8 hours could not accumulate 40 work week hours by working 10 hours a day for four days in a week. They would have to work 8 hours each work day for five days before work week overtime would apply.
An employee is paid work week overtime for hours they work in excess of a number you specify (for example, 40 hours), in a single week. If a straight time condition is in effect, only hours worked up to the straight time value each day count towards that work week total.
For example, a user is assigned an overtime rule that includes the following work week overtime condition:
Hours: Greater than 40 where Straight Time is 8 Hours
The user works the following in a single work week:
Hours that meet the straight time condition
This user would be paid for 3 hours of work week overtime, not 7. The extra hours they worked on the Thursday would be compensated for under a daily condition in their overtime rule.