Compressed Work Schedule Examples

Exempt Employees (not overtime eligible) have flexibility when it comes to creating a Compressed work schedule. Non-exempt Employees (overtime eligible) have to keep in mind that they incur overtime in any week in which they work more than 40 hours.

Scenario 1Permits the exempt employee to have one non-work day every two weeks

     Week 1:  Work five 9-hour days (45 hours total) 
     Week 2:  Work three 9-hour days and one 8-hour day (35 hours)

To not incur overtime, a non-exempt employee might work:

Scenario 1A

     Week 1:  Work four 10-hour days with 1 non-work day
     Week 2:  Work five 8-hour days


Scenario 2 — Permits the exempt employee to have one non-work day per month

     Week 1-2:  Work five 8-hour days
     Week 3:  Work four 9-hour days and one 8-hour day
     Week 4:  Work four 9-hour days

To not incur overtime, a non-exempt employee might work:

Scenario 2A

     Weeks 1-3:  Work five 8-hour days
     Week 4:  Work four 10-hour days


Scenario 3 — Permits the exempt or non-exempt employee to have one non-work day per week

     Weeks 1-4: Work four 10-hour days


 

*It is mandatory for any employee who works more than 6 hours per day to have a ½ hour unpaid lunch break which must be in addition to the hours worked.

 

 

 

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