Managing Overtime
Managing overtime in working areas helps in cutting down costs, and makes employees get the most out of their pay and reduces workloads. When the organization does not manage it well, there is going to be poor performance in work, employee turnover and increases in cost. It needs to be carefully managed, and planned for the company to get the best outcome. 
There are various benefits of overtime, if well managed. Workers who are always working extra hours do not need to undergo training. By working overtime, an employee will make more cash at the end of the month. Overtime usually requires a worker to work many more hours than what they are accustomed to.
There are some organizations which do not allow employees to work overtime. For this reason, the company should ensure the employee understands the rules and regulations of the company, especially those regarding working overtime. The employee should understand that they should get permission from their supervisors before working extra hours.To add on that, they need to understand that there is no working out of good will. They must always write down the number of hours they have worked overtime. As a good manager, you need to carefully monitor the performance of employees who are constantly working overtime. This is to ensure that their performance does not go down, and that they are managing their time well during the normal working hours.
There are some cases where the supervisor may be aware that an employee is working overtime when chatting with the worker. In such a situation, internal review is asked to look into that situation. To avoid issues in the firm, there needs to be excellent working conditions, effective and efficient communication between workers and supervisors, and setting up standards which employees should meet. 
The Fair Labor Standards Act is always changing, and as a manager, you need to update yourself with the current changes. There are different issues about workers and how companies need to carry out their tasks. The act states guidelines for employees who are allowed to work overtime. Supervisors should always look into these rules and regulations, and ensure that they are adhered to. Each company needs to ensure that overtime is well managed. Supervisors need to find out what work the employees are doing, and if it will bring improvements to the organization. There are specific situations which allow employees to work overtime. As a supervisor, you need to find out what they are before giving a go ahead. 
Managers should always look into the needs of working overtime before allowing employees to work after the normal working hours. They should look for ways in which the tasks can be completed before due date. If it is completely impossible, then the manager should opt for working overtime. There needs to be a good reason as to why the employee should work overtime.  
For effective overtime, have one of the supervisors track time, and have a record of all the hours employees work overtime. This makes it easier when it comes to making payments. It will also give you an easier time in managing the company. 


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