Definition of straight time
1 : the regularly established working time of employees during a standard period (such as a week) excluding time lost through absence or gained through overtime in most industries straight time still exceeds 35 hours a week
2 : the rate of pay applicable for straight-time work had 40 hours at straight time and 12 hours of overtime pay
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