Week of July 22, 2019
COMPENSABLE TIME
Employers need to ensure they count all worked hours as paid hours for their non-exempt staff.  For example, when an employee eats lunch at their workstation or desk and their lunch is interrupted by work...the employee is working and must be paid for that time.
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