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Hours Worked: Connecticut

Hours Worked requirements for other states

Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.

Author: Scott E. Schaffer, Schaffer Law, LLC


  • Working time must be computed to the nearest unit of 15 minutes. See Rounding.
  • With limited exemptions, employers must provide all employees who work for seven and one-half consecutive hours an unpaid meal period of at least 30 consecutive minutes. Also, nursing mothers must be permitted to express breast milk or breastfeed at the workplace during meal or break periods. See Break Periods.
  • Hours during which employees are required to be on call at a location designated by the employer count as hours worked. See Waiting Time and On-Call Time.
  • Employees in selected industries must be paid a minimum number of hours if they report to work without first being notified not to report. See Show-Up Time / Reporting Time.
  • Full-time employees must be paid their regular wages for the first five days of jury duty. See Jury Duty.
  • Employers may not require employees to work more than six days in any calendar week. See Day of Rest.