Spread of Hours

Home » Featured » Spread of Hours

Spread of Hours

New York restaurant workers are entitled to an extra hour of pay when the work day spans more than ten hours.

Under New York law, a restaurant worker whose workday is longer than ten hours must receive an extra hour of pay at the minimum hourly wage (which ranges from $9.70 to $11.00, depending on location in New York) in addition to pay for the actual hours worked. For example, let’s say a waiter in a large NYC restaurant works a double shift, the first shift running from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and the second shift running from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.  That waiter is entitled to eight hours of pay for the shifts he worked plus one extra hour of pay at the minimum wage (i.e. $11.00) because his start to finish time (the “spread of hours”) of his workday exceeded ten hours.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

DISCLAIMER: The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form. Please verify that you have read the disclaimer.

Thank you! Your submission has been received!

Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form