The HR Dictionary


The amount of time spent working past the regular working day is known as overtime. The word is also applied to the compensation for this period. Normal hours may be established in a number of ways, including through regulation, agreement between employers and employees or their representatives, tradition (what is deemed healthy or normal by society), and customs of a particular trade or profession.

The majority of national jurisdictions have overtime labor rules intended to deter or prevent employers from requiring their staff to work excessively extended hours. In addition to humanitarian concerns, these regulations may also address factors like preserving workers' health so they may continue to be productive or raising the total amount of employment in the economy.

Gone are the days of manually calculating overtime and HRIS, with time tracking and payroll capabilities are able to calculate an employees overtime hours and pay the employee according to the pay policies designated according to the company or host country.