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Compensatory time accrues at the rate of one and one-half hours of compensatory time off for each hour of overtime worked. Employees in public safety, emergency response or seasonal activities may accrue up to 480 hours, which represents 320 hours of actual overtime worked. Other employees may accrue up to 240 hours, which represents 160 hours of actual overtime worked.[1] Cash can always be used to compensate for overtime at the employer’s option.[2]

[1]  29 C.F.R. §§ 553.21 and 553.22.

[2]  29 C.F.R. 553.26.