Timeliness of paying OT hours
HI – how soon should EE's be paid overtime when submitted late? We pay all EE's their regular base salary semi-monthly on the 15th and last day of the month. Those who are eligible are paid their OT hours on the 7th and the 22nd of the month for the prior period. We receive corrected time reports from managers with OT hours sometimes as much as 2 weeks after the time was worked those hours are paid on the next OT run (7th or 22nd). I've researched the DOL's website as well as FL, PA & TX (the states with the most offenders) they all say the same "as soon as practical". What is the definition of "as soon as practical"? Should we be paying the EE"s on the next payroll run? Thank you for any help you can give me.