New York wage orders from the Commission of Labor require certain employers to provide extra compensation to employees in specific situations based on the ‘spread of hours’ in the day.
Spread of hours is defined as the total hours between the first shift start and the last shift end, regardless of hours worked.
While wage order details may change over time and other jurisdictions may impose their own version, the basic timekeeping requirements remain consistent.
Use this Spread of Hours Timekeeping Compliance Checklist as a guide to the capabilities required to track and minimize spread of hours while remaining compliant.
We also recommend that you consult legal, accounting, payroll and HR experts to ensure you are doing all you can to protect yourself, your company and your employees.