shift pay

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Is a premium payment made to shiftworkers to acknowledge the demands and inconvenience of early or late shifts and night work. Shift pay, like other premium payments, is typically expressed as a multiple of an hourly rate. Thus, a shiftworker on an early or late shift might receive time and a fifth or time and a third of the basic hourly rate for the job or grade, whilst a worker on permanent nights might receive time and a half or even double time.

Subjects: Human Resource Management.

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