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What is the spread of hours setting for?
What is the spread of hours setting for?
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Written by Christina
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This article was last updated on July 14, 2021

The spread of hours setting in Sling allows businesses to keep track of total hours worked, and apply an extra hour of wages - at minimum wage - for any hours exceeding 10 in one day.

This includes any working time, plus time off for meals, plus intervals of time spent off-duty.

Examples of a spread of hours greater than 10 are:

  • 7 a.m. – 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. = 6 hours worked but a 15 hour spread

  • 11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. = 9.5 hours worked but a 10.5 hour spread

So even though the employee only works 6 or 9.5 hours, the time lapsed between their first start time and final end time is more than 10 hours, and they are entitled to an additional hour of pay.

For more information you can review this document from the NY Department of Labor.

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