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Charles R. Bridgers : September 17, 2012 8:22 am
Some employers attempt to stop and start an employees’ work time throughout the day to correspond to the times when they are actually engaged in revenue producing activities. Using an intermittent workday to determine compensable time can be a very expensive mistake. As a general rule, all time within the period between the commencement and completion in the same workday of an employee’s principal activity or activities is compensable time. It includes all time within that period, whether or not the employee engages in work throughout the period. The only exception is for recognized breaks in which the employee is free of all duty, including the duty to respond to calls.
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