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FLSA Hours Worked Advisor

Civic/Charitable Work

Time your employee spends in work for civic or charitable purposes will be hours worked if:

  1. you, the employer, requested the employee to do it;
  2. the work being done is under your direction or control; or
  3. the work is being done during the time the employee is required to be on your premises or any other location assigned by the you as the employee's place of work.

Such time should not be confused with bona fide volunteer activities. If the employee performs hours of service for civic, charitable or humanitarian reasons, without promise, expectation or receipt of compensation for the services rendered, he or she probably would be considered to be a volunteer of the religious, charitable or similar non-profit organization that receives the benefit of the services performed and the time would not be hours worked.

To review the regulations concerning civic or charitable work, click on the underlined text.

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

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