straight time

noun

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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straight-time

adjective

Definition of straight-time

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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