Retroactive overtime
Retroactive Overtime (ROT) is an additional amount of money that is awarded to an employee when the employee has a combination of overtime
Overtime is the amount of time someone works beyond normal working hours. Normal hours may be determined in several ways:*by custom ,*by practices of a given trade or profession,*by legislation,...

 and an additional amount of money, such as a commission
Commission (remuneration)
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 or a bonus
Performance-related pay
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 that is guaranteed based upon work requirements. Overtime is required to qualify for retroactive overtime. So, if a salesperson receives a commission, but does not receive overtime, then the employee does not qualify for retroactive overtime.


Retroactive Overtime is computed by using the number of hours of overtime worked for the specified payroll
In a company, payroll is the sum of all financial records of salaries for an employee, wages, bonuses and deductions. In accounting, payroll refers to the amount paid to employees for services they provided during a certain period of time. Payroll plays a major role in a company for several reasons...

 period to look up the coefficient percentages from the Coefficient table (Form WH-134)
. This coefficient percentage is then multiplied by the commission and/or bonus to determine the ROT amount that will be awarded to the employee in addition to the already existing overtime and commission.

The additional amount on money beyond the overtime, the commission or bonus, must be a guaranteed payment to the employee based upon specified work criteria. Here are some examples of some bonuses that qualify and do not qualify.

Qualifying bonuses

If an employee is awarded a known amount of money for working a certain shift or for working a number of consecutive weeks, then that additional amount of money that is paid beyond the regular base pay and overtime will qualify for retroactive overtime, if and only if
If and only if
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 there are also overtime hours paid during the same pay period of the qualifying bonus. You could also consider this to have an OT value of zero and add an additional look-up table value of all zeros for the percentages to use to determine the ROT amount.

Non-qualifying bonuses

If an employee is awarded a discretionary bonus that is not guaranteed based upon specific work criteria, then this bonus does not qualify for retroactive overtime. A good example of this is a Christmas
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bonus that may be awarded to employees. This is not a guaranteed bonus that the employee will receive for meeting a specified goal, but is rather a bonus that is awarded to the employee on the discretion of the company.

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