I am a nonexempt, salaried employee. I get paid biweekly. I also have health and dental insurance benefits and my employer pays my rent directly to my landlord. My employer does not dispute that I am entitled to overtime pay when I work more than 40 hours per week but there is a question about how it is being calculated.
On top of salary that I earn, should my dental and health benefits be included in the calculation? I have deductions taken out of my check for these.
On top of my salary, should my rent that my employer pays and that I am taxed for be considered when calculating my overtime? I do not receive the money directly for rent, but I am taxed on the amount of my rent and it shows this on my earnings statement.