Employment and Labor Laws

Nebraska

Nebraska Hours Worked Laws


Hours worked

Nebraska’s minimum wage law does not address when an employee’s time should be counted hours worked. Because most employers and employees in Nebraska are subject to the federal Fair Labor Standards Act, the standards set forth in that law related to hours worked may provide reasonable guidance.


Workweek

Nebraska’s minimum wage law does not address what constitutes a workweek. Because most employers and employees in Nebraska are subject to the federal Fair Labor Standards Act, the standards set forth in that law related to workweek may provide reasonable guidance.


Waiting time

Nebraska’s minimum wage law does not address when an employer must count time spent by an employee waiting as hours worked for purposes of minimum wage and overtime requirements. Because most employers and employees in Nebraska are subject to the federal Fair Labor Standards Act, the standards set forth in that law related to waiting time may provide reasonable guidance.


On-call time

Nebraska’s minimum wage law does not address when an employer must count time spent by an employee on-call as hours worked for purposes of minimum wage and overtime requirements. Because most employers and employees in Nebraska are subject to the federal Fair Labor Standards Act, the standards set forth in that law related to travel time may provide reasonable guidance.


Sleeping time

Nebraska’s minimum wage law does not address when an employer must count time spent by an employee sleeping as hours worked for purposes of minimum wage and overtime requirements. Because most employers and employees in Nebraska 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

Nebraska’s minimum wage law does not address when an employer must count time spent by an employee on-call as hours worked for purposes of minimum wage and overtime requirements. Because most employers and employees in Nebraska are subject to the federal Fair Labor Standards Act, the standards set forth in that law related to on-call time may provide reasonable guidance.


Meeting, lecture, and training time

Nebraska’s minimum wage law does not address when an employer must count time spent by an employee on-call as hours worked. Because most employers and employees in Nebraska are subject to the federal Fair Labor Standards Act, the standards set forth in that law related to on-call time may provide reasonable guidance.


Show up or reporting time

Nebraska 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.


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