# What does getting paid double time mean?

### Table of Contents

- What does getting paid double time mean?
- How many hours is double time?
- How do you calculate double time overtime?
- Does Amazon pay double time?
- What does in double time mean?
- Is it legal to work over 12 hours a day?
- What is double time vs overtime?
- Does Amazon increase your pay?
- When to double the rate of pay for double time?
- What happens when you get double time at work?
- Do you have to pay double time for overtime?
- When do you pay double time in California?

### What does getting paid double time mean?

What Is Double Time and Half? Double time and half refers to **a penalty rate that pays two and a half times the normal rate**. For instance, there may be a penalty rate that pays at 250% of the rate of a minimum wage for an employee working on a public holiday.

### How many hours is double time?

12 hours
Non-exempt workers can earn double time if they work **more than 12 hours in a workday**, or for more than 8 hours on their 7th consecutive day of work.

### How do you calculate double time overtime?

**How to Calculate Double Time Pay in California**

- Total single-shift hours less than or equal to 12 hours – (minus) 8 = Time paid at overtime rate.
- Total single-shift hours more than 12 hours – (minus) 12 = Time paid at double-time rate.

### Does Amazon pay double time?

**Yes you get paid double time** working on 4th of July.

### What does in double time mean?

Double time simply means **an employee is paid at twice her regular hourly rate for certain hours worked**. ... Typically, employers pay double time to employees who work on holidays or Sundays. In some instances, employers pay double time for overtime hours instead of the lower time and one-half rate required by federal law.

### Is it legal to work over 12 hours a day?

**12 hour shifts are legal**. However, the regulations generally require that there should be a break of 11 consecutive hours between each 12 hour shift. ... 12 hour shifts should be considered in the context of both patient safety and the physical and psychological demands of shift work.

### What is double time vs overtime?

With double-time, **you earn double your normal hourly pay rate**. With overtime, on the other hand, you are compensated at time and a half. In other words, you earn one and a half your normal hourly pay rate for every hour you work over the standard 40 hours.

### Does Amazon increase your pay?

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos raised the **company's minimum wage to $15 an hour in 2018**. ... Amazon is ramping things up in 2021 with a public lobbying effort for a higher federal minimum wage and, more recently, a new $17 wage for another 75,000 new hires in warehousing and logistics this year.

### When to double the rate of pay for double time?

Double the employee’s regular rate of pay for all hours worked in excess of 12 hours in a workday. On the seventh consecutive day of work in a workweek, one and one-half times the employee’s regular rate of pay for the first eight hours of work. Double the regular rate of pay for all hours worked over eight. How to set up a double-time policy

### What happens when you get double time at work?

So if an employee gets double time, they also have some overtime. For example, an employee will work 8 hours in a given workday, paid at the regular rate of pay. All the time after 8 hours but before 12 will be paid at time and a half. After the 12th hour, time needs to be paid at double the employee’s rate of pay.

### Do you have to pay double time for overtime?

Even when laws or labor contracts do not mandate double time, employers sometimes offer it as part of their policy. Typically, employers pay double time to employees who work on holidays or Sundays. In some instances, employers pay double time for overtime hours instead of the lower time and one-half rate required by federal law.

### When do you pay double time in California?

If you are an employer in California, state labor laws require you to pay double-time wages to nonexempt employees in two situations: One and one-half times the employee’s regular rate of pay after the eighth hour worked through the twelfth hour worked in any workday.