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Must we pay for unauthorized overtime?

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Q. Without authorization, one of our employees worked extra hours this week, even though we told everyone they needed approval to work overtime. Are we required to pay overtime for the unauthorized hours?

A. Unfortunately, yes. However, employers may discipline employees for violating a company policy regarding working overtime without authorization.

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