We currently have a clause in our Engineers contracts which states that they are required to work 140 hours overtime throughout the year to assist with busy periods within our factor. We therefore, include this overtime in their holiday pay as it is deemed to be guaranteed overtime.
We are a co-manufacturing company who supply products to a large food and drinks manufacturer and as such are required to comply with their ethical standards and are audited against the Sedex SMETA guidelines. One of the findings of the audit highlighted that the overtime clause reads as if it is "forced labour" and as such we have been asked to amend this.
Does anyone have any suggestions on how we could re-word this clause so that it still qualifies as guaranteed overtime but dows not imply forced labour?