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Work Performed

If an employee works a 34 hour shift and falls under work performed, after 24hrs must he complete the 40 hours? Example: 8hrs straight time 16hrs overtime, then back to 8hrs straight time before going back to 2hr of overtime. I want to know if the continuous time changes the calculation and if they are required to use an accrual to cover the remaining 8hrs of their 40hrs.

If I understand correctly, the question is whether an employee who doesn’t work 40 hours is required to use paid time off accruals to cover any hours not worked.
The federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) establishes compensation guidelines for employees. There is no requirement under the FLSA that employees work a specified number of hours per week. Nor are there regulations for paid time off benefits. Thus, whether an employee is required to use his paid time off accruals to cover hours not worked up to 40 hours in a week is completely at the discretion of the employer. If you decide to adopt such a policy, it’s best to create a clear, easily understood policy and to inform employees in advance.

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