Q & A Session – Work Hours


Ask the Lawyer received the following question (paraphrased for easier reading and clarity) from a reader on a legal matter that might be of interest to the entire audience.


Can management direct a Fair Labor Standards Act-exempt employee to change their work hours (eight hours per day, five days per week) while on temporary duty/ Can I be given a work week with a fourteen hour day, a ten hour day, an eight hour day and two four hour days?


Your workweek may be subject to a provision in a collective bargaining agreement, but the Fair Labor Standards Act does not prohibit such an assignment.

Bill Bransford is managing partner of Shaw Bransford & Roth PC.

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