# Payroll Overtime/Doubletime calculator

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Building a payroll system and need formula help with splitting up total hours between Daily Hrs, time and a half pay, and doubletime. Here’s my setup: My “Total Hrs/day” is the actual total of all hours worked, calculated with:

(OUT-IN)-BREAK

Then, I want to limit the amount of hours from the “Total Hrs/Day” that can go into “Daily Hrs” to 8 hours of regular pay. I do this with:

IF((OUT-IN)-BREAK<=8, (OUT-IN)-BREAK, 😎

This means that if 10 hours were worked, “Daily Hrs” is capped at 8.

I want the remaining two hours to populate into the “time and a half” to be multiplied by that 1.5x rate. The caveat is that I need this to be capped at 4 hours of overtime, before spilling any remaining hours from the “Total Hrs/day” into “doubletime”.

IF(
(OUT-IN)-BREAK>8,
((OUT-IN)-BREAK)-8,
BLANK()
)

I can then spill the remaining hours into the “time and a half” with this formula above, but I can’t figure out how to also cap it at 4 hours before sending the remainder to doubletime. I tried this but am having some issues.

IF(
AND(
(OUT-IN)-BREAK ≤ 8,
(OUT-IN)-BREAK ≥ 12,
((OUT-IN)-BREAK) -8)
)
4
)

1 Solution

Accepted Solutions  16 - Uranus

You can simplify your formulas a lot using `MIN()` to cap a field value at either 8 or 4, and then simple subtraction to get the hours for doubletime:

• `{Daily Hrs}` =
• `IF({Total Hrs/day}, MIN({Total Hrs/day}, 8), BLANK())`
• `{Time and A Half Hrs}` =
• `IF({Total Hrs/day}, MIN({Total Hrs/day} - {Daily Hrs}, 4), BLANK())`
• `{Doubletime hrs}` =
• `IF({Total Hrs/day}, {Total Hrs/day} - {Daily Hrs} - {Time and A Half Hrs}, BLANK())`
2 Replies 2  16 - Uranus

You can simplify your formulas a lot using `MIN()` to cap a field value at either 8 or 4, and then simple subtraction to get the hours for doubletime:

• `{Daily Hrs}` =
• `IF({Total Hrs/day}, MIN({Total Hrs/day}, 8), BLANK())`
• `{Time and A Half Hrs}` =
• `IF({Total Hrs/day}, MIN({Total Hrs/day} - {Daily Hrs}, 4), BLANK())`
• `{Doubletime hrs}` =
• `IF({Total Hrs/day}, {Total Hrs/day} - {Daily Hrs} - {Time and A Half Hrs}, BLANK())`  4 - Data Explorer

Thank you so much Kamille, this is a super elegant solution!

Cheers 