time and a half


Definition of time and a half

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

Examples of time and a half in a Sentence

If they make you work during holidays, they pay you time and a half. We get paid 20 dollars an hour for 40 hours and time and a half for overtime.
Recent Examples on the Web The union fought many years ago for workers to have that eligibility of that time and a half after eight hours. Errol Schweizer, Forbes, 18 Oct. 2021 Correctional officers make time and a half after one shift, and double time after two. BostonGlobe.com, 5 Aug. 2021 Employees said they haven’t been getting paid time and a half, or given 1 1/2 hours compensation time for overtime work, as required under federal law. Karen Caffarini, chicagotribune.com, 2 July 2021 Starbucks said salaried employees who had to work would receive a day off in return, and hourly employees would get time and a half. NBC News, 17 June 2021 Target stores are open, but the company decided all employees working will be paid time and a half last year, and all eligible Target team members have the option to take the day off with full pay. Alexis Oatman, cleveland, 18 June 2021 Hourly employees working on Juneteenth will receive holiday pay (time and a half). Leada Gore | Lgore@al.com, al, 18 June 2021 So did Target, which closed its Minneapolis headquarters for the day and said hourly employees who work in stores and distribution centers that day would be paid time and a half. Mary Ellen Podmolik, chicagotribune.com, 17 June 2021 For employees who did come back, Patel said he's offered to give them time and a half pay and housing for those whose homes were damaged. Alisha Ebrahimji, CNN, 11 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of time and a half

1888, in the meaning defined above

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24 Oct 2021

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“Time and a half.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/time%20and%20a%20half. Accessed 25 Oct. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of time and a half

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

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