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Payment for Overtime

If my job / employer requires me to work one hour overtime every day, is he obliged to pay me for these hours? Matthew, Sligo.

Hi Matthew.  The simple answer is yes, but if you agreed to work this extra hour without pay as part of a company reorganisation to save jobs, then your employer is not. 

 

If you did not personally agree to it, if you have a union or a works committee who did agree to it in your name and on your behalf, then you are bound by this. 

 

If you have a union representative talk to him or her. 

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