Quick Quiz: Overtime For Multi-Rate Employees

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[author: John E. Thompson]

Sarah is paid $15 an hour for work as a delivery driver, and $12 an hour for inventory-checking work in the warehouse. In a particular workweek, she works her first 40 hours as a driver, performs five more hours of driver work, and does five additional hours of inventory work, for a total of 50 hours.

How much may the employer pay Sarah consistently with the requirements of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act?