Retroactive Overtime (ROT) Law and Legal Definition

Retroactive Overtime (ROT) is extra amount of money that is awarded to an employee in addition to overtime ,bonuses and commissions. It is awarded only when an employee has a combination of overtime and additional income like a commission or a bonus that is guaranteed based upon work requirements. One should be entitled to overtime to qualify for retroactive overtime. If a person receives commission, but does not get overtime, then the employee does not qualify for retroactive overtime.

Retroactive overtime is computed using the number of hours of overtime worked for a specified payroll period and taking into account the overtime and additional amounts received. A discretionary bonus that is not guaranteed not does not qualify for retroactive overtime.