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Overtime

Work by a wage earner in excess of a statutory number or hours. For example, any time that a waged employee works over 40 hours in a week is usually considered overtime. Working overtime may entitle an employee to extra compensation, such as one and a half times his/her ordinary wage, which is often called time-and-a-half.

overtime

extra hours of work undertaken by an employee that are additional to the number of hours specified as constituting the ‘basic’ working week, and for which employees are paid a WAGE RATE higher than the ‘basic’ wage. Firms often resort to overtime working to meet sudden increases in orders, viewing overtime by the existing workforce as a more flexible and cheaper alternative to taking on extra workers. An overtime ban by employees can thus be a highly effective form of INDUSTRIAL ACTION.

overtime

the hours of work that are additional to those formally agreed with the labour force as constituting the basic working week. Employers resort to overtime working to meet sudden increases in business activity, viewing overtime by the existing labour force as a more flexible alternative to taking on extra workers. Overtime pay rates can be two to three times basic hourly rate. See PAY.
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For the United States, an economy with mandatory overtime rules, this model concerns the employment effects of a rise in the overtime premium.
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Indeed, there is evidence that, despite the short-term benefits that make overtime attractive to employers (Easton and Rossin 1997), it may in the longer term create offsetting harm to an organization by decreasing quality, increasing mistakes (Babbar and Aspelin 1998; Hirschman 2000), and reducing productivity (Shepard and Clifton 2000).
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The TUC study also shows a slight decline in the number of people who regularly work unpaid overtime in the North East in the last 12 months, with 171,000 in 2009 compared with 174,000 in 2008.
In addition, we noted that non-emergency overtime is not always pre-approved, and management does not always monitor individual overtime worked/reported for compliance with the work schedule limitations.
The report, now released publicly for the first time, recognises the department needed to pay overtime but reveals the lack of control held by senior managers and says "some of the claims are open to challenge".
Again, recognizing that overtime applies when an employee works in excess of 40 hours in a week is important.
The Manitoba Court of Appeal made three key findings in awarding Michalowski the overtime she claimed.