Free Sample Workweek & Pay Periods Policy
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Sample Workweek & Pay Periods Policy

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The workweek is  hours and begins at 12:00 a.m. Monday and ends at 11:59 p.m. Sunday.

Rest Periods

Allowing rest periods is within the discretion of each department and each will establish its own policy within guidelines listed below:

·         A rest period is time worked (i.e. paid time) and cannot exceed 15 minutes.

·         Rest periods cannot be added to the lunch hour or other off-duty time.

·         Rest periods cannot be accumulated or banked for future use.

·         Rest periods cannot interfere with the department's operational requirements.

·         Rest periods should not occur at the beginning or conclusion of the workday.


When an employee works more than four hours that includes the period of 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., ABC will provide the employee  minutes for the meal period.

When an employee works a shift that begins before noon and continues beyond 7:00 p.m., the employee is provided with an additional meal period of  minutes between 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

When an employee works a shift of more than six hours that begins between 1:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m., the employee is provided with a meal period of  minutes halfway through the shift.

Meal periods are unpaid and cannot be accumulated to provide for a prolonged time-off period.


If approved by a department head, employees can arrange their own daily arrival and departure time, break time, and lunch period.

Before implementing flextime, departments must contact Human Resources.

Pay Periods

Employees are paid on a biweekly basis with checks issued on alternate Thursdays and employees receive their paychecks one week after the close of the pay period.

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