Question: Should my dental team receive overtime pay for morning huddles?
It was noted that you recommend 20-30 minutes for a morning huddle. Is this 20-30 minutes considered paid time where the employees clock in? And if so, considering that a practice would have an 8 hour day after the morning huddle, would everyone be receiving 20-30 minutes of overtime pay due to the morning huddles?
ANSWER: Yes, the employees need to be paid for the huddle. Anytime the employees are required to do anything, such as be there for the morning huddle, they have to be paid.
I am not an HR specialist and each state is different, so I suggest you check with someone who knows your state laws but normally, over 8 hours a day is overtime. You have a couple options.