Oklahoma Hours Worked




Hours worked

Oklahoma’s minimum wage act does not specifically address when an employer must count employee time as hours worked. Oklahoma may look to the standards set forth by the federal Fair Labor Standards Act regarding hours worked for guidance. OK Admin. Rules 380:30-1-8



Workweek

Oklahoma’s minimum wage act does not specifically address what constitutes a workweek. Oklahoma may look to the standards set forth by the federal Fair Labor Standards Act regarding what constitutes a workweek for guidance. OK Admin. Rules 380:30-1-8




Waiting time

Oklahoma’s minimum wage act does not specifically address when an employer must count employee waiting time as hours worked for purposes of minimum wage and overtime requirements. Oklahoma may look to the standards set forth by the federal Fair Labor Standards Act regarding waiting time for guidance. OK Admin. Rules 380:30-1-8



On-call time

Oklahoma’s minimum wage act does not specifically address when an employer must count employee on-call time as hours worked for purposes of minimum wage and overtime requirements. Oklahoma may look to the standards set forth by the federal Fair Labor Standards Act regarding on-call time for guidance. OK Admin. Rules 380:30-1-8



Sleeping time

Oklahoma’s minimum wage act does not specifically address when an employer must count employee sleeping time as hours worked for purposes of minimum wage and overtime requirements. Oklahoma may look to the standards set forth by the federal Fair Labor Standards Act regarding sleeping time for guidance. OK Admin. Rules 380:30-1-8



Travel time

Oklahoma’s minimum wage act does not specifically address when an employer must pay employees for travel time. Oklahoma may look to the standards set forth by the federal Fair Labor Standards Act regarding travel time for guidance. OK Admin. Rules 380:30-1-8



Meeting, lecture, and training time

Oklahoma”™s minimum wage act requires employers to pay employees for attending training or classes if:

  • the employees is required to attend the training or classes;
  • the training or classes occur prior to employment or concurrent with the performance of job duties; and
  • the training is provided by the employer or held at the place of employment.

OK Admin. Rules 380:30-1-12(a)

Employers are not required to pay employees for attending training or classes when the employer contracts with a third party to provide the training away from the workplace or when the employer requires employees to obtain outside training. OK Admin. Rules 380:30-1-12(b)



Show up or reporting time

Oklahoma law does not require employers to pay employees for reporting or showing up to work if no work is performed. An employer is also not required to pay an employee a minimum number of hours if the employer dismisses the employee from work prior to completing their scheduled shift. Employers are only required to pay employees for hours actually worked.