Overtime Pay Laws

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Overtime Pay & Overtime Pay Laws


WHAT IS IT AND WHERE DO I FIND THE INFORMATION?

There are few obligations on employers to pay penal rates other than that already agreed to and in their employment agreements and Public Holidays.

Penal rates are rates agreed to between an employer and an employee and are a greater hourly rate than that paid during the 'normal' working week of 40 hours. Sometimes time and a half and sometimes double time are agreed to or offered but there is nothing in law requiring employers to pay extra per hour.

For the terms and conditions of Public Holidays (time & a half) please refer to our Annual Holidays and Leave eBook.

Employers are not obligated to pay more per hour for overtime worked so can continue to pay the same hourly rate when employees have completed 40 hours and then work more hours.

For more information on the Annual Holidays and Leave publication click here >>