Idaho Hours of Work: What you need to know

Under Idaho law, time spent in certain activities is not compensable work time (ID Code Sec. 44-1202). Unless there is a written agreement between employer and employee to the contrary (ID Code Sec. 44-1203), the following activities are not considered to be hours worked or compensable time for which recovery may be had in actions for attorneys' fees, liquidated damages, back or unpaid wages, salaries, or compensation:
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• Traveling to and from work
• Preparing for work
• Changing clothes before and after a shift
• Taking showers
• Retrieving and returning tools
• Checking in before the beginning of a shift
• Going to or returning from lunch
• Securing tools and equipment
• Receiving instructions before the actual start of a shift
• Making reports
• Receiving or giving orders
• Returning tools and equipment after the end of a shift
• Waiting in line for paychecks
• Time spent on employers' property after the end of a shift
• Time spent in any incidental activities before or after work, which may involve activities that are excluded from compensable work time by industry practice, custom, or agreement
There are many legal restrictions on the number of hours minors are permitted to work and the kind of work that they may perform.

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