U.S. Code of Federal Regulations

Regulations most recently checked for updates: Sep 29, 2022

§ 553.230 - Maximum hours standards for work periods of 7 to 28 days - section 7(k).

(a) For those employees engaged in fire protection activities who have a work period of at least 7 but less than 28 consecutive days, no overtime compensation is required under section 7(k) until the number of hours worked exceeds the number of hours which bears the same relationship to 212 as the number of days in the work period bears to 28.

(b) For those employees engaged in law enforcement activities (including security personnel in correctional institutions) who have a work period of at least 7 but less than 28 consecutive days, no overtime compensation is required under section 7(k) until the number of hours worked exceeds the number of hours which bears the same relationship to 171 as the number of days in the work period bears to 28.

(c) The ratio of 212 hours to 28 days for employees engaged in fire protection activities is 7.57 hours per day (rounded) and the ratio of 171 hours to 28 days for employees engaged in law enforcement activities is 6.11 hours per day (rounded). Accordingly, overtime compensation (in premium pay or compensatory time) is required for all hours worked in excess of the following maximum hours standards (rounded to the nearest whole hour):

Work period (days) Maximum hours standards
Fire protection Law enforcement
28212171
27204165
26197159
25189153
24182147
23174141
22167134
21159128
20151122
19144116
18136110
17129104
1612198
1511492
1410686
139879
129173
118367
107661
96855
86149
75343