Even if your employees must work overtime, you don’t have to pay the following (Section 6(1) and 6(3)):
1) Senior managerial employees;
2) Sales staff who travel to customers and who regulate their own hours of work;
3) Employees who work less than 24 hours a month for you; and
4) Employees who earn more than the minimum earnings threshold..
But remember despite what the BCEA says, if you‘ve agreed in your employment contract to pay overtime, you are bound by your agreement, even if the ends up earning more than the minimum earnings threshold per year.
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