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Code of Federal Regulations Pertaining to ESA

Title 29  



Chapter V  

Wage and Hour Division, Department of Labor



Part 785  

Hours Worked




Subpart C  

Application of Principles

29 CFR 785.11 - General.

  • Section Number: 785.11
  • Section Name: General.

    Work not requested but suffered or permitted is work time. For 
example, an employee may voluntarily continue to work at the end of the 
shift. He may be a pieceworker, he may desire to finish an assigned task 
or he may wish to correct errors, paste work tickets, prepare time 
reports or other records. The reason is immaterial. The employer knows 
or has reason to believe that he is continuing to work and the time is 
working time. (Handler v. Thrasher, 191, F. 2d 120 (C.A. 10, 1951); 
Republican Publishing Co. v. American Newspaper Guild, 172 F. 2d 943 
(C.A. 1, 1949; Kappler v. Republic Pictures Corp., 59 F. Supp. 112 (S.D. 
Iowa 1945), aff'd 151 F. 2d 543 (C.A. 8, 1945); 327 U.S. 757 (1946); 
Hogue v. National Automotive Parts Ass'n. 87 F. Supp. 816 (E.D. Mich. 
1949); Barker v. Georgia Power & Light Co., 2 W.H. Cases 486; 5 CCH 
Labor Cases, para. 61,095 (M.D. Ga. 1942); Steger v. Beard & Stone 
Electric Co., Inc., 1 W.H. Cases 593; 4 Labor Cases 60,643 (N.D. Texas, 
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