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Hours Worked: Nebraska

Hours Worked requirements for other states

Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.

Authors: Gigi O'Hara and Homero E. Vela, Kutak Rock LLP


  • Rest and meal breaks are discretionary for most employers in Nebraska. See Break Periods.
  • Time spent in jury duty or voting counts as hours worked. See Miscellaneous Working Time Issues.
  • Nebraska's Wage Payment and Collection Act does not identify other categories of what constitutes compensable hours worked, so Nebraska employers may consult the federal guidelines set forth in the Fair Labor Standards Act when determining whether an activity counts as hours worked.