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workweek

[wurk-week] /ˈwɜrkˌwik/
noun
1.
the total number of regular working hours or days in a week.
Origin
1920-1925
1920-25; work + week
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Examples from the web for workweek
  • The average workweek lengthened by six minutes, a sign that business is picking up and companies may soon need to hire.
  • The normal workweek is now forty hours, whereas it used to be sixty-plus.
  • Welcome to the alternative workweek elections database.
  • The workweek is established by the employer and need not be the same as a calendar week.
  • The employer designates the time of the day and day of the week on which the workweek begins.
  • Overtime means hours worked beyond the employer's normal full-time workweek.
  • For absences of a full workweek, paid leave continues to be available only if the employee is not a party to the action.
  • Each workweek is considered separately in computing overtime and all other pay.
British Dictionary definitions for workweek

working week

/ˈwɜːkˌwiːk/
noun
1.
the number of hours or days in a week actually or officially allocated to work: a four-day working week

workweek

/ˈwɜːkˌwiːk/
noun
1.
(US & Canadian) the number of hours or days in a week actually or officially allocated to work Also called (in Britain and certain other countries) working week
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