There are many demanding occupations that require workers to put in more than 40 hours of time in a given week. When this happens, it is crucial for employers to know if they should be paying overtime to their workers, and how much to pay them.
Many Texans work in jobs that involve odd, extended or irregular hours. In these situations, it can be particularly difficult to determine what hours are and are not compensable, which has a considerable impact on calculating hours for overtime purposes.
The oil and gas industry is hard work, and commonly requires employees to work over 40 hours a week. Long days can lead to pay dissatisfaction, and raise the question of overtime pay. Unfortunately, you and your employees may disagree on the level of compensation that they are entitled to. What can you do to avoid employee frustration and overtime disputes?