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Suggestion Programs

Some employers use suggestion programs to encourage their employees to make suggestions to help do the work faster and better. Generally, if you spend time outside of your regular working hours developing suggestions under the suggestion program, the time is not hours worked. If you are permitted to work on suggestions during regular working hours, that time is hours worked. If you are assigned to work on the development of a suggestion, or to review suggestions submitted by others, the time is considered hours worked.

For more information, please contact your local Wage and Hour District Office.

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