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Hours of Work Policy: Nonexempt Employee Electronic Communications


The purpose of this policy is to instruct nonexempt employees concerning use of electronic communications devices when not scheduled for work duty.

Employees of [Company Name] may perform job duties using a variety of electronic communications depending on the nature of the work and responsibilities involved including cellphones and laptop computers.

As with other types of authorized work, all time spent by nonexempt employees using electronic communications for work purposes will be considered hours worked; the time is compensable and will count toward overtime eligibility as required by law. Therefore, to avoid incurring unnecessary expenses, electronic communications should not be used outside regularly scheduled work hours unless required by management. This includes all types of work-related communication.

Prohibited Use of Electronic Communications Devices

Nonexempt employees should not check for, read, send or respond to work-related e-mails, voicemails or other messages outside their normal work schedules unless specifically authorized based on job duties or direction by management to do so.


Nonexempt employees using electronic communications for work-related correspondence during unauthorized times may be subject to discipline for violating this policy. Supervisors requiring nonexempt employees to use electronic communications for work-related correspondence at unauthorized times are also subject to discipline up to and including termination.

If you have questions relating to this policy, please contact human resources.