Overtime Pay Calculation Quiz

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What rate of pay will an employee receive when required to work in a higher paying job classification for over four hours?

Appropriate higher rate of pay

How is acting pay calculated for employees working in a higher paying job classification?

By rounding to the nearest tenth of an hour

Who is given preference when filling the Acting Engineer position according to the guidelines?

Back-up driver assigned to that station

For how many years must an employee have served in fire suppression service with the Bloomington Fire Department to be eligible for an Acting Captain position?

At least 6 years

What happens if there is no member on duty normally assigned to the shift who appears on the Acting Captain Eligibility List?

A member not normally assigned to the shift fills the position

In case of a conflict between Article 11 Acting Pay and Section 7.3 Trades of the CBA, which one controls?

Article 11 Acting Pay

How is the straight hourly rate for employees calculated?

By dividing their annual salary by their regularly scheduled annual hours of work

How is overtime pay calculated for employees who are in the station beyond their regular tour of duty?

A minimum of one-half (½) hour overtime shall be paid if they spend over fifteen (15) minutes beyond their regular tour of duty

In which situations can an employee be denied overtime pay according to the rules mentioned?

An employee can be denied overtime pay if they spend less than fifteen (15) minutes beyond their regular tour of duty

When does an employee's overtime pay begin?

When the employee reports to the station where they are normally assigned

What is the annual hours of work for employees whose principal assignment is fire prevention?

Two thousand eighty (2080)

How is an employee's overtime calculated after spending over fifteen minutes beyond the end of their regular tour of duty?

To the nearest tenth of an hour

Study Notes

Overtime Pay

  • Overtime pay is given to employees who work longer than their assigned tour of duty at a rate of 1.5 times their regular straight time hourly rate.
  • Straight time hourly rate is calculated by dividing the annual salary by the regularly scheduled annual hours of work.
  • Annual hours of work vary depending on the principal assignment: 2,713 hours for fire suppression and EMS, and 2,080 hours for fire prevention.

Conditions for Overtime Assignments

  • Overtime pay is not denied to employees who are in the station and not on assignment.
  • A minimum of 0.5 hours of overtime pay is given to employees who work over 15 minutes beyond their regular tour of duty.
  • Overtime is calculated to the nearest tenth of an hour.
  • Overtime begins when the employee reports to their assigned station.

Acting Pay

  • Employees who work in excess of 4 hours in a higher paying job classification receive the higher rate of pay.
  • Acting pay is calculated to the nearest tenth of an hour.
  • Employees acting while on overtime assignment receive the overtime rate assigned to the position they are working in.
  • The Shift Commander can vary from the guidelines for distributing acting time when necessary to meet operational needs.

Acting Assignments

  • The Acting Engineer position is filled by moving up the back-up driver assigned to that station, and then a Fire Fighter assigned to that station, with preference given to seniority.
  • Acting Captain positions are filled by moving up an employee normally assigned to that shift who is on the Acting Captain eligibility list, with preference given to seniority.
  • The Acting Captain Eligibility List is established after the Captains promotional process and includes all individuals who participated in the entire process.

Test your knowledge on calculating overtime pay based on the terms and conditions outlined in Article 10 of an employment agreement. Understand how to determine the straight time hourly rate and calculate the additional compensation for hours worked beyond the normal tour of duty.

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