Doctors work all hours to keep people healthy. Even more so if they're military doctors where the health risks are greater. But that doesn't mean they also see great overtime benefits. They often have to fight for their overtime pay, with doctors who work up to 88 hours overtime a month now writing to Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula and demanding payment. Here's how to prevent a similar fight about overtime with your employees, simply by explaining your overtime policy to them and implementing an overtime register to keep track of exactly who worked overtime, when.
Junior doctors in Cape Town have received overtime
pay for just four hours' work, despite working almost 100 hours' overtime
, says The TimesLive
That's why the doctors now say 'No pay, no overtime'.
This is seen as a sign of coming tragedy, as patients don't just get sick in working hours.
Do your employees sit at their desks long after home time? Make sure they're clear on your overtime policy
The same could be true for your business, especially as harsh deadlines mean many employees need to stay at work for longer to get through their workload.
But some employees take advantage of this by claiming more overtime
than they've worked.
Luckily, you can put a stop to this.
Firstly, if you require your employee to work overtime
, your employment contract must state the rate of pay your employee will earn for any overtime
worked, says FSP Business
Lastly, to make sure you pay the right amount of overtime
to the right employee, you'll need to implement an overtime
Here's what you'll need to include in your overtime register…
To simplify overtime
issues when it comes to payroll, make sure each employee who works overtime
fills out the overtime
Be strict on this.
Then, make sure the overtime
register provides a space for each employee's name and designation, as well as the date and times the overtime
was worked, as well as a reason for the overtime
, to rule out any chancers.
By implementing a detailed overtime
register, you'll be simplifying the most common overtime