The Holiday Rush gets really intense. You work from 7am to 11pm on the Friday and Saturday just before Xmas, selling clothes and then stocking shelves, and then from 9am to 9pm on Sunday. Your pay...

The Holiday Rush gets really intense. You work from 7am to 11pm on the Friday and Saturday just before Xmas, selling clothes and then stocking shelves, and then from 9am to 9pm on Sunday. Your pay rate is $10 per hour. How much do you get in gross wages. (ignoring lunch breaks)

a. $570
b. $625
c. $725
d. $595
e. $870
f. $670
g. $425
h. $890
i. 62.50

FYI:

federal law: 1.5x per hour after 40 hours in a work week. (but no overtime for long hours in one day

state law: 1.5x per hour after 8 hours in a day

state law: 2x per hour after 12 hours in a day

state law: 1.5x per hour 7th day

state law: 2.0x per hour after 8 on 7th day.

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baxthum8 | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Associate Educator

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You work from 7AM to 11PM on Friday and Saturday.  From 7AM to 7PM is 12 hours.  Then from 7PM to 11PM is 4 hours.  This is a total of 16 hours for both Friday and Saturday. Then on Sunday from 9AM to 9PM is 12 hours total.  

For the entire three days this is `16 + 16 + 12` hours, for a total of `44` hours worked for the three days.

Therefore, gross federal wages would be `40xx 10 + 4xx 15 = $460`

Also, state gross wages would be `24xx 10 + 12xx 15 + 8xx 20 = $580.`

The choices given are not indicative of any of these answers.  However if you're considering Saturday the 7th day of the week we'd have:

(8X15 + 8 x 20) + (8 x 10 + 4 x 15 + 4 x 20) + (8 x 10 + 4 x 15)

   Saturday                    Friday                            Sunday

Total of $640

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aruv | High School Teacher | (Level 2) Valedictorian

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Friday working hours= 7 AM to 11 PM= 16 hrs

Saturday working hours= 7 AM to  11 PM= 16 hrs

Sunday    working hours=  9AM to 9 PM= 12 hrs.

(i) Federal wages

Total working hours = 32+12=40 +4 hrs

Wage=40x10+15x4=460     which is not given in choice.

Sate law 1

working hours=32+12=(16+8+8)+(8+4)

Wage=(16x10+8x15+8x20)+(8x10+4x20)=160+120+160+80+80

=600

State law 2

working hours=32+12=(16+8+8)+(12)

Wage=(16x10+8x15+8x20)+(12x15)=160+120+140+180=620

Thus more appropriate answer is part b

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