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compensatory time Syllabification: com·pen·sa·to·ry time

Definition of compensatory time in English:


An arrangement by which eligible employees are entitled to time off in lieu of overtime pay.
Example sentences
  • In lieu of overtime pay, some employers use statutory compensatory time off programs to ‘bank’ extra hours worked during busy times, while paid time off is given during slower times.
  • Both Senate and House versions of proposed legislation come with sheep's clothing - seemingly innocuous provisions that would allow private sector employers to substitute compensatory time off, or comp time, for overtime pay.
  • However, he encouraged supervisors to be cooperative in allowing employees to take vacation, leave without pay or compensatory time over spring break.
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