Payroll HR Tip of the Week, sponsored by Highflyer Payroll: Unauthorized overtime

When an employee works unauthorized overtime, does the company have to pay them time and a half for those hours?

The answer is yes. Any overtime worked by non-exempt employees must be compensated, regardless of whether the overtime was authorized. We recommend communicating with the employee about work expectations outside of their scheduled workday, making it clear that the company does not expect or permit employees to work unauthorized time and that working without permission is subject to disciplinary action. Click here to read more.