Sorry, Markxxx, they’re gonna screw you on this one, too. And you’re right, it’s messy.
In all likelihood, you’ll be paid for overtime earned before some date, which date will be before your normal pay period ends. Most likely for the second full week completed before your pay period ends.
That didn’t come out right. Let’s assume that you start on Sunday, March 1. Your first paycheck will be for the normal hours worked from March 1 to March 15. In addition to your normal hours, you worked 4 OT hours during the first week, 5 hours during the second week, and 3 hours on the 15th. Your paycheck will likely reflect only the 4 hours worked in the first week.
You get your second paycheck for the 16th through the 31st, inclusive. During the third week of March, you worked 6 hours of overtime in addition to the 3 hours on the 15th for a total of 9 OT hours during the third week. During the fourth week, you work 7 OT hours, and during the stub period of the 28th to the 31st, you work 2 OT hours. In addition to your regular pay, you will get OT pay for the 5 hours of the second week and the 9 hours of the third week. The OT for your fourth week and the stub period won’t show up till April 15.
It’s a little complicated, but nothing a payroll computer can’t handle. And the company makes a ton of money by holding on to your OT pay for so long.
Sorry to be the bearer of bad news. Maybe your place will work differently. I hope so.
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