Agreement templates - Unsocial and overtime periods

Updated 1 week ago by Leigh Hutchens

The Overtime and unsocial time section provides options for flex time/time bank, OT/AT bank, overtime methods, late schedule change, and type of unsocial time to be set up.

The "Use default periods for unsocial time and overtime" box appears and is generally checked. This means the template will use the global settings currently defined in Classic under Settings.

The "Use default periods for unsocial time and overtime" box must be unchecked if the agreement template is to be covered by other overtime periods or no overtime periods at all. When the box is unchecked, any new periods can be added by clicking the Add button. This will allow you to simply apply the various overtime periods for different staff groups, for instance, if you have several collective agreements at the workplace, or if only certain staff groups are to be covered by overtime periods and others not.

Note that the "Use default periods for unsocial time" and overtime check box determines the link to both the unsocial hours periods and overtime periods, which means that if you uncheck this box, in the Unsocial Time periods tab, the link to the default unsocial time periods is also lost.

You can find more information about the Time section of the agreement template here.

Unsocial time periods

Unsocial hours payments are an enhanced rate of pay (or supplement) used to reward and incentivize staff for working when others are not (e.g., night shifts, weekends, and bank holidays). To add an unsocial time:

  1. Uncheck "Use default periods for unsocial time and overtime".
  2. Select the day for which you want to manually add the unsocial time:
  3. Click Add.

You can add multiple unsocial periods per day. You can also add multiple unsocial periods on multiple days:

Overtime periods

The "Use default periods for unsocial time and overtime" box appears and is generally checked. This means the template will use the global settings currently defined in Classic under Settings.

To manually add an overtime periods:

  1. Untick "Use default periods for unsocial time and overtime".
  2. Select the day for which you want to manually add the overtime period.
  3. Click Add.
  • From/To: Add the start and end time of the overtime period.
  • Overtime type: Select the overtime type from the drop-down menu.
  • Alternative first hours: Select if any alternative hours should override the period selected above
  • Overtime type: Select the overtime type for the alternative first hours (if selected above).
  • From/To (alt. first hours): Add the start and end time for the alternative first hours (if selected above).

You can add multiple overtime periods to any or all days of days of the week:

You can find more information about the Time section of the agreement template here.


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