Last updated January 2024
This chapter explains your obligations to pay your employees for the hours they work and the maximum hours you can require employees to perform work for you.
Your obligations in relation to working hours
When an employee performs work for you, you will have obligations to:
- pay the employee for the time that you request or require them to work;
- ensure that you do not request or require the employee to work more than their maximum weekly hours in a week, unless the additional hours are reasonable; and
- keep records of the hours your employees work when required.
- meal breaks;
- overtime; and
Paying employees for the hours they work
If you request or require your employee to perform work over a particular period, you must pay them for those hours if they work them.