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UNITED STATES V. TOWNSLEY, 323 U. S. 557 (1945)

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United States v. Townsley, 323 U.S. 557 (1945)

United States v. Townsley

No. 134

Argued December 12, 1944

Decided January 15, 1945

323 U.S. 557


1. Section 23 of the Independent Offices Appropriation Act, 1935, so far as it provides for overtime compensation for services in excess of 40 hours per week, applies to Government employees of the Panama Canal whose compensation is fixed on a monthly basis. P. 323 U. S. 565.

2. In the case of an employee whose normal work week was six 8-hour days, overtime compensation was properly computed by multiplying the employee's monthly salary by twelve and dividing the result by fifty-two to ascertain his weekly salary, then dividing the weekly salary by five to obtain his pay for an 8-hour day, and then multiplying the number of weeks in which he had worked a sixth day by the daily wage plus one-half. P. 323 U. S. 573.

101 Ct.Cls. 237 affirmed.

Certiorari, post, p. 686, to review a judgment for the plaintiff in a suit to recover overtime compensation.

Page 323 U. S. 558

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