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Hierarchy Settings - Overtime
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Written by Ben Petersen
Updated over a week ago

Overtime is a fairly basic rule that many organizations implement. In fact, for some states (e.g. California), there are laws surrounding overtime hours.

This guide and the video below will go over the setup for Overtime hours.

What is Overtime?

Overtime is recorded when an employee exceeds the regular working hours. Regular daily working hours are 8 hours and a total of 40 hours a week. Any time excess is subject to overtime pay.

Two Overtime Options

Overtime settings has two options:

  • Regular Overtime (default) – any worked hours beyond 40 hours (weekly)will have an additional overtime pay 1.5 times the regular rate. Example: If an employee works 55 hours they are paid for 40 hours at the regular rate, and 15 hours at the regular rate times 1.5

  • California Overtime – any worked hours beyond 40 hours (weekly) will have an additional overtime pay 1.5 times the regular rate. In addition, worked hours beyond 12 hours in any workday will have an additional overtime pay two times the regular rate. This is according to California Labor Laws. For more information on California Labor Laws, please visit their official website.

Changing Overtime Settings

1. Navigate to the hierarchy tab and click on the Settings sub-tab.

2. Click the Overtime setting. By default, the regular overtime setting is used.

Remember: Hierarchy inheritance rules control the flow of settings down your hierarchy. Any setting made will flow down the hierarchy unless the rule or setting is overridden.


Override Overtime Settings

Override settings are always inherited from the level above. When the parent level is enabled with a certain setting, then the child will automatically inherit the setting from the parents. However, we can override it by using the override option.

1. Use your hierarchy navigation to filter down to the correct hierarchy you wish to override. For example, I want everyone in my organization except West Region to have regular Overtime. My West region needs to be different, and have California Overtime.


2. Navigate to the hierarchy tab and click on the Settings sub-tab.

3. Now that we are in a hierarchy item other than the account level, the Overtime setting will have some new options:

  • States if the setting is inherited

  • Gives the option to override (off by default). If the override toggle is set to off, the child hierarchy item you are in will use the setting of whatever settings are made from the parent.

  • Shows the rule of the parent hierarchy item


4. Let's turn the California Overtime

  • Toggle override on

  • Toggle California Overtime on


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