MANDATORY OVERTIME PROCEDURES
ARTICLE 17 – OVERTIME
(Section 4, Page 23 of your Contract)
Staffing needs known more than ten (10) hours prior to the start of the shift on which the need occurs shall not be filled by mandatory overtime. 

There may be times when the needs of patients require additional staff. On those occasions, the following mechanisms will be utilized prior to mandating overtime:
1. mutually agreed schedule changes within the unit
2. floating staff within block
3. float pool assignment
4. per diem staff
5. additional voluntary overtime
6. manage unit activity (ADT) in response to staffing
7. available agency
8. appropriate nurse manager 
When the above mechanisms have not successfully filled the staffing need only then may overtime be mandated. Overtime will be mandated by inverse seniority on a rotating basis (within unit and shift). Work mandated under this section will be paid at time and one-half (1½). 
IF YOU ARE MANDATED TO WORK OVERTIME,
FILL-OUT A NJ DEPT OF LABOR
MANDATORY OVERTIME COMPLAINT FORM
For questions or concerns, contact your Labor Representative Aisha Harrison: aharrison@jneso.org or (800) 292-0542 x127