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## Wet Hands

Calculating Payroll > Employee Calculations Wet Hands
Let's see if we need to pay our dishwasher any overtime. Our dishwasher is only paid \$7.25 an hour (current minimum wage ) and worked 42 hours during the week. Since he worked over 40 hours we need to pay him for 2 hours at his overtime rate of pay.

• Overtime Rate - Now let's calculate his overtime rate.
Overtime Rate = 1.5 X Regular Rate
Overtime Rate = 1.5 X \$7.25
Overtime Rate = \$10.88

• Earnings Calculation - Now all we need to do is calculate the regular and overtime earnings and we've got it made.
Regular Earnings = Regular Hours X Regular Rate
Regular Earnings = 40 hours X \$7.25
Regular Earnings = \$290.00
Overtime Earnings = Overtime Hours X Overtime Rate
Overtime Earnings = 2 hours X \$10.88
Overtime Earnings = \$21.76
Total Earnings = Regular Earnings + Overtime Earnings

Total Earnings = \$290.00 + 21.76

Total Earnings = \$311.76

Total Earnings Paid For Week = \$311.76
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