What is Lieu Time?
When you’ve worked and accumulated authorized overtime according to Article 6, you can choose payment for the hours worked – OR – time off calculated at the same rate as the overtime you worked. (full-time CA article 6.6.4)
When you choose time off, this is called Lieu Time (time in lieu of payment).
Can my manager force me to take lieu time instead of pay for authorized overtime?
No. Article 6.6.4 says the employee shall have the option of electing payment at the applicable overtime rate or time off equivalent to the applicable overtime rate.
How is Lieu Time calculated?
Lieu time is calculated at the same rate as overtime pay based on Articles 6.6.2 and 6.6.3.
- Example: If you worked 4 hours of overtime at 1.5 times your hourly rate, you are entitled to
4 x 1.5 = 6 hours of lieu time
When do I need to use my lieu time?
You must use your lieu time within 60 days unless your manager approves you using it later.
If you do not use your lieu time, it will be paid out to you according to the overtime rates in Article 6.