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Costa, Inc., recently converted from a 5-day, 40-hour workweek to a 4-day, 40-hour workweek, with overtime continuing to be paid at one and one-half times the regular hourly rate for all hours worked beyond 40 in the week. In this company, time is recorded under the continental system, as shown on the time card on the following page. Barbara Bansta is part of the Group B employees whose regular workweek is Tuesday through Friday. The working hours each day are 800 to 1200; 1230 to 1630; and 1800 to 2000. The company disregards any time before 800, between 1200 and 1230, and between 1630 and 1800, and permits employees to ring in up to 10 minutes late before any deduction is made for tardiness. Deductions are made to the nearest ¼ of an hour for workers who are more than 10 minutes late in ringing in. Refer to the time card and compute: a. The daily total hours .......................................................................... ___________ b. The total hours for the week ............................................................... ___________ c. The regular weekly earnings ................................................................ $___________ d. The overtime earnings (company rounds O.T. rate to 3 decimal places) ___________ e. The total weekly earnings ..................................................................... $__________

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PAYROLL ACCT., 2019 ED.(LL)-TEXT

19th Edition
BIEG
Publisher: CENGAGE L
ISBN: 9781337619783
Chapter 2, Problem 11PB
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Costa, Inc., recently converted from a 5-day, 40-hour workweek to a 4-day, 40-hour workweek, with overtime continuing to be paid at one and one-half times the regular hourly rate for all hours worked beyond 40 in the week. In this company, time is recorded under the continental system, as shown on the time card on the following page.

Barbara Bansta is part of the Group B employees whose regular workweek is Tuesday through Friday. The working hours each day are 800 to 1200; 1230 to 1630; and 1800 to 2000. The company disregards any time before 800, between 1200 and 1230, and between 1630 and 1800, and permits employees to ring in up to 10 minutes late before any deduction is made for tardiness. Deductions are made to the nearest ¼ of an hour for workers who are more than 10 minutes late in ringing in.

Refer to the time card and compute:

  1. a. The daily total hours ..........................................................................    ___________
  2. b. The total hours for the week ...............................................................    ___________
  3. c. The regular weekly earnings ................................................................    $___________
  4. d. The overtime earnings (company rounds O.T. rate to 3 decimal places)    ___________
  5. e. The total weekly earnings .....................................................................    $__________

Chapter 2, Problem 11PB, Costa, Inc., recently converted from a 5-day, 40-hour workweek to a 4-day, 40-hour workweek, with

a.

To determine

Calculate the daily total hours for Employee B.

Explanation of Solution

Calculate the daily total hours for Employee B.

Tuesday
SessionTimeHours worked
Morning755 to 1200 (see Note 1)4 hours
Afternoon1230 to 16304 hours
Evening1801 to 20022 hours, 1 minute
Total hours worked 10.01(rounded to 10 hours)

Table (1)

Note 1: In the morning session, Employee B worked from 755 to 1200. The 5 minutes he worked before 800 are forbidden time, and will not be considered as working hour.

Wednesday
SessionTimeHours worked
Morning750 to 1202 (see Note 1)4 hours, 2 minutes
Afternoon1231 to 1631 (see Note 2)3 hours, 59 minutes
Evening1809 to 20011 hour, 52 minutes
Total hours worked 9 hours, 53 minutes (rounded to 10 hours)

Table (2)

Note 1: In the morning session, Employee B worked from 750 to 1202. He worked for 10 minutes before 800, and 2 minutes after 1200. The time before 800 and the time after 1200 are forbidden time, and will not be considered as working hour.

Note 2: In the afternoon session, he worked from 1231 to 1631. He worked for 1 minute after1630 which is forbidden time, and will not be considered as working hour.

Thursday
SessionTimeHours worked
Morning825 to 1200 (see Note 1)3 hours, 35 minutes
Afternoon1230 to 16304 hours
Evening1802 to 20052 hours 3 minutes
Total hours worked 9 hours 38 minutes (rounded to 9...

b.

To determine

Calculate the total number of hours worked for the week by Employee B.

c.

To determine

Calculate the regular weekly earnings for Employee B.

d.

To determine

Calculate the overtime earnings for Employee B.

e.

To determine

Calculate the total weekly earnings for Employee B.

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