Utah Hours Worked




Hours worked

Utah minimum wage laws require employers to compensate employees for all hours employed. Hours employed is defined as all the time employers require employees to be working, to be on the employer’s premises ready to work, to be on duty, to be at a prescribed work place, to attend a meeting or training, and for time utilized during established rest or break periods, excluding meal periods of 30 minutes or more where the employees are relieved of all responsibilities. UT Admin. Rules 610-1-2



Workweek

Utah minimum wage laws does not address what constitutes a workweek for purposes of its minimum wage requirements. Because most employers and employees in Utah are subject to the Fair Labor Standards Act, the standards set forth by that law related to href=”http://www.employmentlawhandbook.com/federal-employment-and-labor-laws/flsa/workweek/”>workweek may provide reasonable guidance.





Waiting time

Utah minimum wage laws require employers to count employee time as hours employed if the employees are required to be on the employer’s premises ready to work. This likely includes time an employee is not performing any job duties, but is waiting to be engaged in work. Employers are likely not required to count waiting time as hours worked if employees are not required to remain on the employer’s premises and are relieved of all work duties and are otherwise able to use the time for their own purposes. UT Admin. Rules 610-1-2



On-call time

Utah minimum wage laws require employers to count employee time as hours employed if the employees are required to be on the employer’s premises ready to work. This likely includes time an employee is on-call and not performing any job duties, but is waiting to be engaged in work. Employers are likely not required to count on-call time as hours worked if employees are not required to remain on the employer’s premises and are relieved of all work duties and are otherwise able to use the time for their own purposes. UT Admin. Rules 610-1-2



Sleeping time

Utah minimum wage laws do not address when an employer must count employee sleeping time as hours worked for purposes of their minimum wage and overtime requirements. Because most employers and employees in Texas are subject to the federal Fair Labor Standards Act, the standards set forth in that law related to sleeping time may provide reasonable guidance.



Travel time

Utah minimum wage laws do not address when an employer must count employee travel time as hours worked for purposes of their minimum wage and overtime requirements. Because most employers and employees in Texas are subject to the federal Fair Labor Standards Act, the standards set forth in that law related to travel time may provide reasonable guidance.



Meeting, lecture, and training time

Utah minimum wage laws require employers to count time spent by employees in meetings or training as hours employed if the employees are required to attend. UT Admin. Rules 610-1-2



Show up or reporting time

Texas 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.