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Overtime Calculation

Calculating overtime seems like it should be simple. It can be far from easy. Once you start factoring in daily and weekly overtime, multiple wage rates, and different rules by state or country, it gets confusing really quickly. ZoomShift does all of these calculations so you don't have to worry about them. If you have any questions about how exactly overtime gets calculated this help guide will explain it for you.

Daily Overtime

The first type of overtime is daily overtime. This is when an employee works more than the regular amount of hours in a day. You can change the daily overtime limit in your settings on the General Settings page. Any time worked over this limit will be considered overtime and calculated at 1.5X the wage rate.

Weekly Overtime

The second type of overtime is weekly overtime. This is when an employee works more than the regular amount of hours during a week. You can change the weekly overtime limit in your settings on the General Settings page. Any time worked over this limit will be considered overtime and calculated at 1.5X the wage rate.

In ZoomShift, a week is determined by the Start Day of Week setting on the General Settings page. For example, if you have Monday selected as the start day of your week then weekly overtime will be calculated on a Monday to Sunday week.

Blended Overtime Wage

In the case that an employee has different wage rates during a week or day the blended rate will be used. The blended rate is calulated by taking the weighted average of the different wages. For example, if an employee works 30 hours at $10 and 20 hours at $15 then the blended wage rate will be $12. This is calculated like this:

((30 x $10) + (20 x $15)) / 50 = 12

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