overtime

overtime
overtime o‧ver‧time [ˈəʊvətaɪm ǁ ˈoʊvər-] noun [uncountable]
1. HUMAN RESOURCES time that you spend working in your job in addition to your normal working hours:

• Is there any limit on your ability to work overtime?

• Staff at the bank will begin an overtime ban (= refuse to work overtime ) tomorrow in a protest over pay.

2. HUMAN RESOURCES the money that you are paid for working more hours than usual:

• Police officers who do this extra work are paid overtime.

• They need paid holidays and vacations, as well as overtime pay for extra hours.

3. COMMERCE MANUFACTURING time that a factory, office etc is operating in addition to its normal hours:

• The plant has worked overtime in some recent weeks because those models are selling well.

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overtime UK US /ˈəʊvətaɪm/ noun [U] HR, WORKPLACE
time spent working after the usual time needed or expected in a job: »

We have put in 15 hours of overtime this week.

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The pay is $7.75 per hour; $11.75 for overtime.

extra payment for working after the usual time: »

You can earn some overtime by working after 6.00 p.m.

eligible/ineligible for overtime »

If you work 45 hours a week and you are eligible for overtime, then you should get paid time and a half for five hours.

be on overtime »

Everyone is on overtime this weekend.

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overtime UK US /ˈəʊvətaɪm/ adverb
after the usual time needed or expected in a job: »

Utility crews are working overtime to restore service which was knocked out by ice storms.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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