Overtime Law in Colorado | To work, or Not to Work?

Overtime Avoided on Weeks with Holidays

It’s interesting to note that people will avoid working overtime on weeks that include Holiday time off simply because they don’t actually receive overtime pay (1.5 x hourly wage) until they’ve actually worked over 40 hours for the week. Those who were off on Monday in observance of the New Year holiday will technically only work 32 hours and receive 8 hours of holiday pay.

I do understand wanting it to be beneficial for the sacrifice of your personal time – time that you could be spending with your family or simply relaxing. Sometimes, even extra hours at regular hourly wage is a blessing. Just two hours can pay for a treat that we would have otherwise avoided on a tight budget. Those same two hours at time and a half would obviously pay for a bigger treat, but some treat is better than none at all!



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