Up until recently we have treated all of the staff of our privately owned, 30 employee, company as salaried employees. We are all paid once a month but I understand that overtime works within a week not a month. No one was ever docked for minimum time missed nor paid for overtime worked. Per our labor law attorney we got a list of exempt vs non-exempt employees and distributed time sheets to the non-exempt employees. Generally, no one works overtime unless it is a cashier and she can't balance her drawer or an employee volunteers to come in on a Saturday to play "catch up". Are we expected to pay overtime to employees who can't keep a more than reasonable amount of work caught up or to a cashier who made an error during the day and can't balance her drawer? We are seriously considering time cards now and paying those employees hourly, docking and paying as necessary. I know this will upset employees because if it were added up they miss more time and get paid than they work and don't get paid. We also added to our employee handbook that no overtime will be paid unless it is prior approved and written by the branch manager. Can anyone provide some advise for me. I don't want to upset employees nor do I want to worry about overtime.