Work performed by an employee or worker in excess of a basic workday (typically 8 hours a day, 5 days a week) as defined by company rules, job contract, statute, or union (collective) agreement.

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  • When your employees work overtime you will have to pay them extra for the time but you can get a lot more accomplished.

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  • The game was tied after the third period, so it went to overtime and the home team ended up winning.

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  • In addition to regular work hours, it is not uncommon for employees of some companies to work overtime in order to get all of the work done required for the day.

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