Should bonuses be included when calculating my overtime?

Q. Other than my "base" pay, should any other payments I receive (eg. Bonuses) be taken into account when calculating my overtime rate?

A. In most cases – Yes. Unless your bonus is completely discretionary on the part of your employer, it must be included in determining your "regular rate" of pay. If your bonus is tied to achieving certain preset goals, quotas or other requirements, it is not considered to be discretionary.

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