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Steps to implement a 9/80 schedule for hourly employees

Setting up a 9/80 schedule for hourly or non-exempt employees isn’t difficult, but it does require some consideration. Because of the legal requirement to pay overtime after forty hours worked in a work week, there are a number of technicalities that must be met. The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) requires that special procedures be followed when a non-exempt employee begins, changes, or ends a 9/80 schedule to determine if any overtime must be paid. There is no law that requires breaks or lunch periods. However, your company may have a policy requiring full-time employees to schedule a minimum of a half-hour lunch break each day. Read more.