how does shift pay work?
September 13, 2004 9:10 PM Subscribe
Can anyone explain how "shift pay" works? [MI[
posted by Stynxno to Work & Money (11 answers total)
A friend of mine is getting paid 100 dollars per ten hour shift. However, on their paycheck, it looks like they're getting paid an hourly wage with "overtime". He works 5 shifts a week, 50 hours of work, but the pay stub says that they worked 40 hours of regular work and 22 hours of "overtime".
Now my friend is concerned because this doesn't make much sense. The hourly wage listed in 6.75 an hour for roughly 62 hours a week, but he really only works 50 hours a week and the hourly rate would then come out to 9.10 an hour. Now, the pay comes out correctly but if this is really "shift pay", why does an hourly rate and overtime appear on the paystub?
My friend talked to the people in charge of paying employees and was told that "this is what we feel comfortable paying you". He is starting to feel confused and is wondering if this is legal.
Also, he works as a cook in NYC if that helps at all.