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Supply Chain Innovation

Issue Brief

Payment of Premium Rate for Overtime in the United Kingdom

Publication date: 
Friday, August 23, 2019
Report type: 
Issue Brief
The FLA’s Workplace Code of Conduct and benchmarks provide clear guidance on protecting the rights of the workers in supply chains where local laws fall short. With regard to overtime premiums, Benchmark C.7.1.2 provides that, “In those countries where there is no legally established overtime premium, employees shall be compensated for overtime hours at the prevailing industry premium rate or at the internationally recognized overtime rate, whichever is higher.”

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