In some jobs, employees are paid two different wages based on what type of work they are doing. For example, an employee for a snow removal company might make $20 an hour when performing snow removal activities. While performing any other duties, this employee is paid $10 an hour. If they work 50 hours in one week, at which wage is their overtime calculated?
The fair and legal wage to pay overtime in a case like the one described above is to find the weighted average wage for that week and pay the employee time and a half on that wage.