eight-hour law

Definition of "eight-hour law"
  1. Legislation that establishes an eight-hour working period per day for certain job types, usually including a provision for increased wages for hours worked in excess
How to use "eight-hour law" in a sentence
  1. The eight-hour law is often applied to manual labor jobs to ensure employees aren't overworked.
  2. Under the eight-hour law, any work performed after the standard eight hours should be compensated at a higher rate.
  3. He was relieved when the eight-hour law was enforced at his job, reducing his previously long workdays.

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