We are starting a project and we are working 9 days straight and 12 hours shift, i know that on the 7th consecutive day anything after 8 hrs is double time but my question is for the 8th and 9th day is double time after 8? and do we need to give a day rest the next day?
You only get overtime on the seventh consecutive day if that is the seventh consecutive day of the same workweek. On that day you get time-and-a-half overtime for the first 8 hours and double time thereafter.
If your consecutive days are across two workweeks, there is no double time for working on the seventh consecutive day, or the eighth or ninth for that matter.
You are entitled to time-and-a-half overtime whenever you work more than 8 hours in a workday, of 40 hours in a workweek. You get double time whenever you work more than 12 hours in a workday.
Be sure to recognize the difference between a shift and a workday. You measure overtime by number of hours in a workday, not a shift.
Good luck to you.
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