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    Overtime is time worked in addition to normal working hours, usually paid at a higher rate

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    To add overtime to an employee's pay, set up a new pay item

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    The same approach can be used for penalty rates, weekend rates, or other additional pay rates

When does overtime apply?

Check the FairWork website to learn more about the ins and outs of overtime.

If an employee takes time off instead of receiving paid overtime, see Time off in lieu.

MYOB comes with two overtime pay items you can assign to your employees:

  • Overtime (1.5x)—used to pay overtime at time and a half

  • Overtime (2x)—used to pay overtime at double time

If you pay different rates of overtime, like 2.5x or 3x, you can easily set up new overtime pay items.