straight time

noun

Definition of straight time

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

straight-time

adjective

Definition of straight-time (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : constituting or taking place in straight time straight-time work 40 straight-time hours
2 : constituting or fixed at a regular base rate per hour, day, week, or month and excluding any overtime pay, merit bonus, shift differential, or commission a two dollar an hour straight-time rate straight-time pay

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“Straight time.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/straight%20time. Accessed 26 Oct. 2021.

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