Unpaid overtime is a significant problem among business school graduates and other highly educated professionals yet it is often kept silent in public. Unpaid overtime is lost pay which affects, for example, your pension accumulation. Similarly, unpaid overtime reduces all earnings-related benefits such as parental allowance and sickness benefits.
Overtime is rarely recorded as working hours and therefore not compensated.
If your employer has neglected the obligation to keep record of working hours, your own monitoring may be decisive in claiming your outstanding compensation based on the Working Hours Act.
So it’s a good idea to keep record of your own working hours in, for example, an Excel file:
You can then email your records to your employer on a weekly or monthly basis.
If there are any uncertainties with your working hours, please contact our legal services.