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Hourly Rate and Bonus

Reference Number: MTAS-2088
Tennessee Code Annotated
Reviewed Date: July 26, 2017
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Computing Regular Rate of Pay - Hourly Rate and Bonus
An employee paid an hourly rate plus a bonus would be paid a regular rate of pay base on the example below. 29 C.F.R. § 778.110(b).

Example:
An employee works 46 hours in a workweek and receives a bonus of $19.20 in addition to earnings at an hourly rate of $7 per hour. The regular rate would be $7.42 per hour. This is computed as 46 hours X $7 = $322 + 19.20 bonus = $341.20. This total divided by 46 hours yields a regular rate of $7.42. The employee would be entitled to receive a total wage of $363.58: (46 hours X $7.42) + (6 hours X $3.71) = $363.58.

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