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Overtime policy

Reviewed 10 August 2020

 Guidance to managers of employees who are contractually eligible to receive overtime payments.



This document aims to provide guidance to managers of employees who are contractually eligible to receive overtime payments on the operation of overtime.

Definition of overtime

Overtime is defined as any hours worked by an employee within a one week period that exceed the employees normal contracted hours and which have been worked with the agreement of their line manager to meet particular circumstances.


All overtime working must be authorised as far in advance as possible, by

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