Q. Can we offer our overtime pay during a pay period? If we can, do we have to offer it at one and a half times, just like overtime is paid? For example, if an employee works one hour of overtime, do we have to give him one and a half hours of comp time?comp time instead of
A. You shouldn’t offer comp time to nonexempt employees if you are a private (nongovernmental) employer.
For nongovernmental employees, comp time cannot be used as a substitute for paying nonexempt employees overtime for hours worked over 40 in a week.