Overtime hours comply with applicable law or industry standards

What does this mean?

  • Due to the fact that people in the hospitality industry often work different hours than those in other industries, it is important to refer to SD 14 to ensure that your overtime hours are in compliance.  Overtime in the hospitality and tourism industry is considered by many to be a fact of the industry. This can often lead to significant abuses of employees and their rights and entitlements in terms of overtime being overlooked.  As a Fair Trade business such abuse cannot be tolerated.
  • According to SD 14, overtime hours are not more than 10 hours a week, or 12 hours (including overtime) on any day.
  • Overtime also needs to be looked at in terms of night work, shift work, public holidays and work on a Sunday.