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An employee hours invoice is used by part and full-time employees to track the number of hours they worked and to request payment for said hours. Use this invoice if you are a nonexempt employee that needs to track and bill weekly wage fluctuations, overtime pay, and hourly wages.

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Exempt Employee Hours

Exempt employees are governed by the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), which says that exempt employees are not entitled to overtime pay (which is 1.5 times their regular pay). The reason for this is because exempt employees are paid a salary and are not paid on an hourly basis. Basic facts of Exempt Employees are as follows:

  • Must be paid at least $23,600 per year or $455 per week
  • Paid via a salary
  • Not entitled to earn overtime pay

Helpful Tip: Minimum wage jobs are nonexempt because the yearly pay does not exceed $23,600 which means that an individual earning minimum wage is entitled to earn overtime pay. The current hourly rate for minimum wage is $7.25 per hour.

Salaried Employee Hours

An employee is deemed to be on salary if they are guaranteed a minimum amount of money to be received during any workweek, regardless of the amount or type of work they put in. Many employers calculate salary on a per hour ($/hr) figure. Most employees that are on salary have an employment contract with their employer that governs the working relationship between both parties and the payment structure.

How Many Hours Can an Employee Work Without a Break?

In most states, after five (5) hours of consecutive work, employees are entitled to a 30-minute break. The laws vary by state, which can be seen on the US Department of Labor’s Table of Meal Period Requirements.

How Many Hours Does a Part-Time Employee Work?

If an employee is not on salary and is not guaranteed a minimum amount of pay each week, that individual would be considered a part-time employee. There is no law restricting the number of hours a part-time employee can work, therefore it is possible for an employee to work 40 hours per week and still be considered a part-time employee. What defines whether an employee is working part-time or full time is up to the employee and employer.