• LinkedIn
  • YouTube
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • Google+

When time sheets are late, can we hold off on paying OT until the next paycheck?

by on
in HR Management,Human Resources

Q. Several of our employees repeatedly turn in their time sheets late. Can we institute a policy stating that if a time sheet is turned in late, any overtime on that week’s time sheet will not be paid until the next pay period?

A.
Under California Labor Code §204(b)(1) employers must pay overtime wages no later than the payday for the next regular payroll period following the payroll period in which the overtime wages were earned. The Labor Code §204(b)(2) specifies that employers are in compliance with the law if employees’ overtime hours are recorded as a correction on the itemized statement for the next regular pay period and include the dates of the pay period for which the correction is being made.

Thus, the policy you propose would be lawful as long as employees receive their overtime compensation by the next regular pay period. However, although your practice might meet the statutory obligations of California law, it’s generally ill advised to manipulate payment to make employees comply with company policies.

Like what you've read? ...Republish it and share great business tips!

Attention: Readers, Publishers, Editors, Bloggers, Media, Webmasters and more...

We believe great content should be read and passed around. After all, knowledge IS power. And good business can become great with the right information at their fingertips. If you'd like to share any of the insightful articles on BusinessManagementDaily.com, you may republish or syndicate it without charge.

The only thing we ask is that you keep the article exactly as it was written and formatted. You also need to include an attribution statement and link to the article.

" This information is proudly provided by Business Management Daily.com: http://www.businessmanagementdaily.com/11439/when-time-sheets-are-late-can-we-hold-off-on-paying-ot-until-the-next-paycheck "

Leave a Comment