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HR-213 Shift Differential Q&As

This policy is currently under review.

1. What is considered continuous?

Any period of work that either has no break in time worked or that has a break of less than two (2) hours is considered continuous.

2. Can a continuous work period have a break (e.g. meal break)?

Yes, a continuous work period may have a break. However, the break cannot be greater than two (2) hours in order for the work period to be considered continuous.

3. Are multiple work periods in one day eligible for shift differential?

Multiple work periods are treated separately from one another and those that satisfy the shift differential criteria in which the work period begins on or after 2 p.m. and before 4 a.m. and is at least five (5) consecutive hours in duration will receive shift differential.   

Reviewed 2023-04-21