The application of section 7(e)(6) of the Act may be illustrated by the following
example: Suppose, based on a written or unwritten employment contract, agreement,
understanding, handbook, policy, or practice, an employee earns $18 an hour for all
hours worked on a holiday or on Sunday in the operation of machines by operators whose
maximum hours standard is 40 hours and who are paid a bona fide hourly rate of $12
for like work performed during nonovertime hours on other days. Suppose further that the workweek of such an employee begins at 12:01 a.m. Sunday,
and in a particular week he works a schedule of 8 hours on Sunday and on each day
from Monday through Saturday, making a total of 56 hours worked in the workweek. Tuesday is a holiday. The payment of $768 to which the employee is entitled will satisfy the requirements
of the Act since the employer may properly exclude from the regular rate the extra
$48 paid for work on Sunday and the extra $48 paid for holiday work and credit himself
with such amount against the statutory overtime premium required to be paid for the
16 hours worked over 40.
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