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HelloThis is Samuel. I will discuss this and provide you information in this regard. There is no obligation to pay doubletime for work that does not exceed the 40 hour work week - you are correct. And if the work week ends on Saturday and starts on Monday and Sunday work is optional, then you are not breaking any laws.
If the work week includes the Monday thru Sunday and it exceeds the 40 hours then it would need to be counted as the regular work week. But either way, if you are paying the doubletime for Sunday even if it exceeds the 40 hours, you're covered.
You are not breaking any laws. If someone is working 32 at reg time and then 11 at double time, that is what would be expected anyway. 32 plus the 11 is 43 hours and in reality you would only need to pay the double time on anything over 40 which would be 3 hours at double time.
And so if you are paying the full 11 Sunday hours as double time, it appears you are over compensating by 8 hours paid at double time.
If the hours amount to more than 40 a week, yes.