Here’s how to deal with overtime pay if John has to work overtime on Saturday because he didn’t work all his normal hours during the week

Simangele Mzizi, Fsp Business, 30 Dec. 2014

Tags: overtime pay, overtime, working overtime, bcea


You know that if your employee’s contract states he has to work a certain number of hours during the week, he has to comply.

But what happens when, for example, your employee John, doesn’t work his normal hours during the week. To make up for this, he says he’ll work on a Saturday.

In this case, how do you handle overtime pay?

Read on to find out so you can comply with the Basic Conditions of Employment Act (BCEA).



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If your employee is working on a Saturday to make up for the hours he didn’t work, here’s how to handle overtime pay

 
Sometimes overtime becomes necessary if an employee wasn’t at work for the full week.
 
In this case, the BCEA says you must handle overtime pay as follows:
 
Your employee must fulfill his contractual normal hours before you pay overtime. He can use the time he works on Saturday to make up his normal hours before you pay overtime for the rest of the hours.
 
Confused?
 
Let’s say John works a 40 hour week.
 
  • On Monday he was half an hour late.
  • On Friday he came to work at 11h00 because he had to sign his bond papers at the bank.
 
In total, for the week, he missed four hours. This means he only did 36 hours.
 
On Saturday, he works two hours overtime. This means, he will get pay for these hours at normal hourly rates because these hours make up the 40 hours before overtime pay.
 
Now that you know how to deal with overtime pay when an employee works on Saturday or any other day to make up for the time he didn’t work, comply with the BCEA.
 
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