How Is The "Work Period" Determined?

The work period is defined as the period between the time an employee begins work and time the employee ends work, including all rest breaks and any period of one hour or less during which the employee is relieved of all duties. However, effective January 2002, meal periods do not count as part of the work period unless the employee continues to perform duties during the meal period

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