work·​week | \ˈwərk-ˌwēk \

Definition of workweek 

: the hours or days of work in a calendar week 40-hour workweek a 5-day workweek a shortened workweek

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Instead of resting up for the workweek after going full bore on the ice, Schiffman, a lifelong hockey fanatic, took his playing stick, placed it on his front door step, turned on his porch light, and said a prayer. Steve Annear,, "#PutYourSticksOut: People are placing hockey sticks outside to remember young Canadians killed in crash," 10 Apr. 2018 Central Floridians should expect to usher in the workweek with more thunderstorms, according to the National Weather Service office in Melbourne. Stephen Ruiz,, "Orlando weather: Thunderstorms should make themselves heard," 25 June 2018 The hourly rate is multiplied by one and one-half or, for hours over 12 in a day or over eight on the seventh consecutive day of work in a workweek, by two to determine the overtime rate. Dan Eaton,, "Salaried workers entitled to overtime pay unless exempt," 11 June 2018 As such, the Department of Labor originally took the position that service advisors were not exempt and must be paid overtime for any hours worked over 40 in a workweek. April Boyer And Yamilet Hurtado, miamiherald, "Ruling on overtime exemption for dealership service advisors may have broader consequences," 10 June 2018 The Fair Labor Standards Act requires state and local governments to pay employees at least one and one-half times their regular pay rate for hours worked over 40 in a workweek. Craig Harris, azcentral, "State Parks 'suspended' request for staff to do extra work for no pay," 25 May 2018 The Panthers have a three-day workweek before their summer break. Joseph Person, charlotteobserver, "5 accomplishments that would signal success in this week's Carolina Panthers minicamp," 11 June 2018 He and his peers were considered graduates of the course, although they were scheduled to spend another workweek there. Adam Ashton, sacbee, "Pay cuts for misbehavior and dozens of dismissals: Is Cal Fire's crackdown going too far? | The Sacramento Bee," 24 May 2018 Waiters sought a 25 cent an hour raise and maids the end of seven-day workweeks. Andrew Wolfson, The Courier-Journal, "Herb Segal, the king of Kentucky's labor lawyers when labor was still king, has died," 15 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of workweek

1892, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of workweek

: the total amount of hours or days that you spend working at a job in one week

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