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February 26, 2010
How the Federal Fair Labor Standards Act Defines a Workweek

In a BLR webinar entitled "Wage & Hour Risks in 2010: Preventing the Most Common (and Costly) Wage & Hour Mistakes," attorneys Mark E. Tabakman and Thomas C. Wigand discussed how the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) defines a workweek. They provided insight on to how to figure a workweek for the purpose of calculating minimum wage and overtime compensation.

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The FLSA states that a workweek is a period of 168 hours during seven consecutive 24-hour periods. A workweek may begin on any day of the week and at any hour of the day established by the employer.

Generally, for purposes of computing minimum wage and overtime, each workweek stands alone, regardless of whether employees are paid on a weekly, biweekly, monthly, or semimonthly basis. Two or more work-weeks cannot be averaged.

Mark E. Tabakman, Esq., is a partner in the nationwide law firm Fox Rothschild, LLP. He can be contacted by e-mail at mtabakman@foxrothschild.com.

Thomas C. Wigand, SPHR, Esq., is the founder of Wigand Associates LLP, an employment advisory consulting practice based in Middletown, Rhode Island. He can be contracted by visiting www.wigandassociates.com.

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