Posted September 8, 2014 by waynev
If you are not 100% sure about when to pay overtime, you are not alone. Every day there is a new story about a big employer being hit with a lawsuit for back overtime pay. The list has included Major League Baseball teams, NFL teams, FedEx, and countless other high profile businesses. For a small employer, being in a position to pay multiple years of back wages could ultimately close the business. The best way to avoid this unwanted surprise is to spend the time on creating accurate job codes for your entire staff. And approach each job as being overtime eligible unless you can prove otherwise with a job analysis. Otherwise, you are leaving the door open to issues you do not want to deal with. If you still have questions, contact a qualified HR professional or labor attorney.