Definition of compensatory time in English:

compensatory time


  • An arrangement by which eligible employees are entitled to time off in lieu of overtime pay.

    ‘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.’
    • ‘Employees can request to make up compensatory time within the work period, take vacation pay or take leave without pay.’
    • ‘In 1985 a provision was added permitting state and local employers to give public safety workers up to 480 hours of compensatory time off before they have to pay overtime wages.’
    • ‘Instead of pay, 3.6% receive compensatory time for the time they are called in.’
    • ‘There was plenty of family time and we had a generous compensatory time policy when we did work on weekends.’