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Hours of Work

The period of time during which one engages in paid work. Labor law in many countries establishes maximum or minimum hours of work to protect employees. In other places, overtime hours (usually more than 40 hours of work) require extra pay. Hours of work are one way to measure the labor a person performs.

hours of work

the number of hours an employee is contracted to work each week for his or her employer. See CONTRACT OF EMPLOYMENT.
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The periods spent by a worker in travelling between his home and place of work shall not be included in his hours of work.
That is, our frame-work suggests that hours of work should have declined by even more in these countries than it did.
For instance, paying for medical care and higher education requires more hours of work than it used to.
That employee is entitled to additional days off in accordance with subclause (iii) of Clause 4, Hours of Work and Free Time of Employees Other than Directors of Nursing and Area Managers, Nurse Education.
Overtime work is defined as the work which is done more than the normal hours of work.
We're convinced that such lengthy hours of work in a mine almost 3,000 feet deep, extending one or two miles out underneath the lake, contribute to more frequent accidents as well as unbearable physical and emotional stress," said Moore, "So we'll continue to help them stand up for reasonable health and safety standards.
Therein, a maximum of nine hours of work should comprise your regular working hours and the remaining 3 hours as overtime.
The report offers suggestions to counter these trends, but these are almost diametrically opposed to the policies which underpin the Howard government's workplace laws: penalty payments for long or atypical hours, limits on the hours of work and the empowerment of employees through collective bargaining.
An employer would not have to pay overtime for up to four hours of work if the employee was making up time taken off for personal reasons.
The new contract includes new language on hours of work, travel time, weekend assignments, overtime and job scheduling, in addition to wage increases.
Current federal law requires that overtime be paid for more than 40 hours of work per week.
The award recognizes Fleetguard's Cookeville facility for its major safety milestone achieved on August 23, 2004 when employees reached more than one million hours of work without a single lost workday injury.