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Overtime Laws

Overtime is the hours worked that are outside the usual hours within your employment contract. There is no obligation on the employer to pay overtime. The only obligation is to meet the minimum wage requirement. Instead of Overtime Pay, some employers offer Time Off in Lieu (time off). While many companies will pay extra for Bank Holidays and unsociable hours, there is no legal requirement to do so. Employees must check their employment contract in order to understand how Unpaid Overtime may affect them.

Employers cannot force their employees to work more than 48 hours on average per week. Employees may, however, work these hours if they consent to do so in writing. There are no exceptions to this rule.

Unpaid Overtime Law is highly dependent on your employment contract. If you are seeking advice, please contact our solicitors and we will provide you with expert advice to all your queries.

What do I do next?

Contact us online or speak to one of our top employment solicitors on 0207 998 7777 for a free initial consultation. With our vast experience in the field, our employment law team will work with you to ensure this process runs as smooth as possible. All information you provide us with is treated with the utmost confidentiality.

We will contact you no later than the next working day to arrange a meeting at our offices in London W1 to advise on the agreement.

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