time and a half


time and a half

noun

: a rate of pay that is equal to what a worker usually earns for an hour plus half of that amount

Full Definition of TIME AND A HALF

:  payment for work (as overtime or holiday work) at one and a half times the worker's regular wage rate

Examples of TIME AND A HALF

  1. If they make you work during holidays, they pay you time and a half.
  2. We get paid 20 dollars an hour for 40 hours and time and a half for overtime.

First Known Use of TIME AND A HALF

1888

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