The FLSA is a set of federal laws regarding minimum wage, overtime, and other important workplace practices. The rules aren’t always easy to understand, however, and sometimes they get misinterpreted by business owners and even by the courts. (As an example, the supreme court recently had to step in and give the final word on a type of overtime exemption.) This is why the Department of Labor has provided opinion letters to help clarify some of the more confusing scenarios.
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All of the time employees spend at work doesn’t necessarily fit their job descriptions. Sometimes employees have to wait around for instructions. They might have to run errands in their car. And some employees can go about with their normal business while on-call.
While this time hardly feels like work, since it’s time spent for the benefit of the employer and required by the employer, it technically is work. This makes it paid work time.