straight time

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: 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
: 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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: constituting or taking place in straight time
straight-time work
40 straight-time hours
: 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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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