The fluctuating workweek (FWW) method is a way for employers to calculate overtime pay for salaried employees who are eligible for overtime pay, but whose working hours fluctuate each week.  The FWW method has two components that reduce the amount of overtime payments due to eligible employees: (1) the “regular rate” used to compensate the employee is based upon all hours worked during the workweek (instead of the standard 40 hours); and (2) the employee is only paid an overtime rate of one-half of the regular rate for any hours worked over 40 during that workweek (instead of the standard “time and a half” overtime requirement).

Continue Reading