If My Employee Works Unauthorized Overtime, Am I Obligated To Pay For It?

Yes. You can discipline an employee who violates your policy by working overtime without the required authorization. However, wage and hour laws require that you compensate the employee for any hours you "suffer or permit" the employee to work.

The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.

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