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Calif. High Court Lays Out Bonus OT Calculation

Law360 (March 5, 2018, 8:06 PM EST) -- The California Supreme Court on Monday said the overtime rate for workers paid a flat bonus should be based on their nonovertime hours in a pay period and not their total hours, siding with a warehouse worker who urged the court to adopt the state labor department’s formula even though the agency’s math isn’t binding per a previous order.

Cupmaker Dart Container Corp. had argued that its formula, which factors workers' $15-per-weekend-day bonuses into their overtime rates based on the total hours they work and not...
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