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Overtime is time worked in addition to normal working hours. Depending on your agreement with an employee, you might pay overtime at the employee's normal rate or a higher rate.

Check the rules!

For all the rules on an employee's hours of work, including overtime, check the Employment New Zealand website.

To include overtime in an employee's pay, and to clearly show it separately from their normal pay, you can set up a new earning.

The same approach can be used for penal rates, weekend rates, or any other additional pay rates.