Overtime Management For Businesses

Don’t let overtime push your business into the red. Get control of overtime expenses and manage your team more efficiently.

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Accurately track work hours

Control overtime within your business by accurately tracking work hours across all employees, teams, and departments.

  • Precisely track employee time

  • Turn any phone or device into a time clock app

  • Take advantage of the optional kiosk mode for single point of entry

  • Manage all time worked, including overtime and holidays

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Avoid expensive overtime

Avoid expensive overtime costs with Sling’s built-in overtime calculator.

  • Calculate overtime costs as you schedule

  • Get alerts if employees are scheduled to work overtime hours

  • Schedule alternatives if overtime exceeds your labor budget

  • Track all overtime to maintain labor law compliance

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Maintain employee overtime eligibility

Maintain employee overtime eligibility with convenient built-in settings.

  • Distinguish between exempt and nonexempt employees

  • Adapt to local, state, and federal overtime regulations

  • Attach everything you need to personnel files with unlimited storage

  • Avoid compliance issues

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Manage overtime pay rates

With different rates for different work hours and shifts, it can be difficult to manage overtime pay rates throughout your business. Sling can help.

  • Set a standard overtime pay rate

  • Add more overtime rates for holidays and other special work hours

  • Calculate an employee’s regular rate to assist with overtime calculations

  • Add flexibility and adaptability to your overtime tracking process

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Key features

  • Shift scheduling

    Organize and manage employee work schedules

  • Time-off requests

    Approve or deny employee requests for time off

  • Available shifts

    Easily see which shifts still need to be filled

  • News sharing

    Share news with your team through targeted pages

  • Long-term scheduling

    Build employee schedules months in advance

  • Private messaging

    Communicate with employees one-on-one

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Take it to the next level by adding tools for tracking time and optimizing labor costs.


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Key features

  • Mobile time tracking

    Accurately clock in and out of shifts from a moble device

  • Labor cost management

    Keep track of your labor costs and compare against sales

  • Overtime tracking

    Track, analyze and prevent excessive overtime

  • Private and group messaging

    Communicate with employees in private or group conversations

  • Calendar synchronization

    Keep track of your scheduled shifts on any calendar app

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Understand your labor data, pull reports for payroll, and run your business efficiently!


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Key features

  • Kiosk time tracking

    Use a shared device for employees to clock in and out

  • Reports

    View reports of total hours worked and wages earned

  • No-shows

    Track and manage shifts employees miss

  • Sick call-outs

    Track and manage employee sick call-outs

  • PTO management

    Approve and track paid time off requests

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Frequently asked questions

What Should I Keep In Mind When Calculating Overtime?

Before you start crunching overtime numbers, establish the following information:

  1. Is the employee eligible for overtime?
  2. What is the employee’s hourly rate of pay?
  3. How much do you pay for overtime?
  4. Are there any federal, state, or local laws that govern overtime for your business?

Most businesses don’t pay their salaried employees overtime, and some employees don’t qualify for overtime even if you pay them on an hourly basis. A large portion of it depends on how you set up your payroll system.

Whether or not an employee qualifies for overtime also depends on regulations handed down by the Department of Labor.

If you have questions about how to calculate overtime and the laws that govern the process, consult a qualified accountant or lawyer with knowledge of your industry.

Once you’ve established the key information, you can begin calculating overtime.

How Do I Calculate Overtime?

First, separate the total time worked into regular hours and overtime hours with this equation:

  • Overtime Hours = Total Time Worked – Regular Hours Worked

Here’s an example:

  • Overtime Hours = 60 hours (Total Time Worked) – 40 hours (Regular Hours Worked)
  • Overtime Hours = 20

Next, calculate the employee’s overtime pay rate.

  • Overtime Pay Rate = Regular Pay Rate x Overtime Multiplier

In most cases, the Overtime Multiplier is 1.5, but you may set a higher multiplier for special occasions or shifts.

Here’s an example:

  • Overtime Pay Rate = $10 per hour (Regular Pay Rate) x 1.5
  • Overtime Pay Rate = $15 per hour

Finally, multiply the Overtime Pay Rate by the Overtime Hours to figure out the Overtime Pay.

  • Overtime Pay = Overtime Pay Rate x Overtime Hours
  • Overtime Pay = $15 per hour x 20
  • Overtime Pay = $300

Before calculating overtime for your team, talk with an accountant or payroll professional to make sure your process is correct.

How Can I Lower Overtime Costs?

There are a number of things you can do to control and lower overtime costs, including:

  • Setting and enforcing time clock rules
  • Working to reduce absenteeism
  • Cross-training your team
  • Adjusting business operating procedures
  • Planning the work schedule at least a month in advance
  • Monitoring labor (and overtime) costs as you schedule
  • Controlling attrition so you have a large pool of employees

Why Use Sling To Manage Overtime?

With Sling’s advanced scheduling features and employee management tools, you can quickly handle all of your business’s overtime calculations and leverage your time more efficiently.

Whether you’re managing a team of 5 or 500, Sling can save you valuable hours.

With just a few clicks, you can:

  • Track overtime
  • Approve or deny scheduled work hours
  • Find coverage for shifts so a team member doesn’t have to work extra
  • Seamlessly track labor costs while staying on budget

All of Sling’s cloud-based features — from schedule creation to time clock to payroll calculations — make it easy for you to create the best schedule possible so you can manage your team effectively and with maximum efficiency.

Sling even provides suggestions and warnings when you’ve scheduled a team member to work overtime hours.

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