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Employer Reporting Basics

Days Worked Q & A

Question (Q): One of my employees, who is paid bi-weekly, was out on fully paid sick leave for one of the two pay periods this month. How many days should I report for her?

Answer (A): Remember, since the number of days worked that you report should not be reduced by fully paid sick leave, you have to include those 10 days she was out. Because there were two bi-weekly payrolls paid in the month, you'd report 20 days worked.

Q: Is it possible for an employer to have more than one standard work day?

A: Employers may establish different standard work days for different positions. For example, laborers may have an 8 hour standard work day while clerical workers may have one that's 7.5 hours. Depending on the job duties, there may be more than one standard work day for a particular job title.

Q: What is the formula used to calculate the total number of days worked in a reporting period?

A: The number of hours worked during the reporting period divided by the number of hours in the standard work day equals the number of days worked to be reported.