Payroll HR Tip of the Week, sponsored by Highflyer Payroll: Work week and hours of operation

Is there a difference between a work week and your hours of operation?

A work week is not the same thing as hours of operation. Rather, it defines the 168-hour period (seven 24-hour days) in which you track your non-exempt employees’ time to determine whether they’re owed any overtime premium pay. The work week can start and end whenever you would like (for example, Saturday at midnight or Tuesday at noon), but it should change rarely, if ever. Changing it to avoid paying overtime would violate the Fair Labor Standards Act and could lead to wage complaints.

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