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Hourly Rate and Bonus

Reference Number: MTAS-2088
Tennessee Code Annotated
Reviewed Date: November 11, 2020
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Computing Regular Rate of Pay - Hourly Rate and Bonus
An employee paid an hourly rate plus a bonus would be paid a regular rate of pay base on the example below. 29 C.F.R. § 778.110(b).

An employee works 46 hours in a workweek and receives a bonus of $19.20 in addition to earnings at an hourly rate of $7.25 per hour. The regular rate would be $7.67 per hour. This is computed as 46 hours X $7.25 = $333.50 + 19.20 bonus = $352.70. This total divided by 46 hours yields a regular rate of $7.67. The employee would be entitled to receive a total wage of $375.86: (46 hours X $7.67) + (6 hours X $3.84) = $352.82 + 23.04 = $375.86.


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