Why is it important that my overtime is authorized in writing?
Denying overtime payment is a common conflict that can be avoided by getting everything in writing.
Never perform overtime without explicit permission from your manager in writing. Be diligent and document all offers and authorizations for overtime work. Verbal agreements are not enough.
Always ensure that your manager confirms by email that you are
- Authorized to work overtime
- The specific dates and times that you are permitted to work overtime
Without documentation, you cannot successfully support your case if a conflict arises later.