Employers are required under the law to pay workers for their overtime in the next paycheck for which they are paid for their regular work time as long as it is reasonably practical. For budget or other reasons, we are discovering that some employees are holding employee's overtime pay for 30 or more days. The reason for the timely payment of overtime rule is that if overtime is paid late, the workers cannot readily determine if it was paid correctly. Moreover, the delay unfairly and unjustifiably benefits the employer. The remedy for this is liquidated damages equal to the amount of the overtime that was paid late.