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Policies explicitly stating the need for employees to accurately track all of their after-hours working time are essential, as is the obligation to pay employees for any and all overtime work they perform. And, if employees fail to abide by those time-tracking policies, they should be subject to disciplinary action, Beachboard said. This may sound counterintuitive to some employers, as most would typically want to reward employees who are willing to put in extra work. But, in the interest of mitigating risk and enforcing a policy of reporting all compensable time, employers should be prepared to discipline those employees that don’t accurately track and report their time, he said.