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When is OT justified?

Physician Practice Perspective, February 21, 2002

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You can’t say never. Sometimes it’s acceptable...even necessary. Set aside patientemergencies and days where you have tons of work-ins and run late. Of course you can justify overtime on those days, but when else?• when you relocated to a new office• when you put in a new computer system• when a key employee is ill for more than a day• when a key employee is on vacation.Sure, you’re thinking, those are special circumstances, but what if our employees are logging overtime on a regular basis?When your staff members are routinely pulling overtime

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