Overtime Policy

This Office Manager resource provides a policy that defines each type of time that an employee may or may not accrue during a typical work week.

Overtime Policy

It is important to recognize personal time, regular pay and overtime pay. As an employer, it is our job to make sure that our employees know the difference between each so each employee can be responsible for the time they are at the office and the work they are doing.

Regular Pay – Your job has been designed to be finished within your regular work week. Therefore, unless some unseen circumstances arise, it is your responsibility to get your duties finished within your assigned work week.

Overtime (OT) – Any time spent over the typical work day or week is considered over time. Overtime is paid at time and a half, which is typical pay rate plus one half of that amount. As an employer, it can get very expensive and therefore would like overtime to be kept to a minimum.

We spend about one-third of our lives together during the workweek. That is a substantial amount of “life” time. Ideally, we keep that time to no more than the prescribed amount. This being said, at times it is natural that we will run over our regularly scheduled hours due to unforeseen circumstances – an emergency patient, unexpected treatment complication etc.

Sometimes things happen that require you to work overtime, and we appreciate your commitment to getting the job done right now matter what and being there for our patients. In order to track when that happens, please make sure to follow this procedure so that we are aware of the reason.

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