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What is a Workweek?

A workweek is a period of seven consecutive days that is established by an employer for the purpose of determining the schedule of employees and their pay. A workweek is typically used to calculate overtime pay, as well as to keep track of hours worked by employees.

A workweek can start on any day of the week and can have any set of hours within it. For example, an employer may have a workweek that starts on Monday at 12:00 am and ends on Sunday at 11:59 pm. Within this workweek, employees may work eight hours a day, or 40 hours total.

It's important to note that the workweek is not necessarily the same as a calendar week, which runs from Sunday to Saturday, or the business week, which typically runs from Monday to Friday. The workweek is a unique period established by an employer to help manage employee schedules and payroll.