Eight-Hour Day

/ˌeɪt-aʊə ˈdeɪ/ (say .ayt-owuh 'day)

Labour Day.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • eight-hour day — /ˌeɪt aʊə ˈdeɪ/ (say .ayt owuh day) noun a day in which eight hours are spent at work, eight hours asleep and eight hours in recreational and other activities; formerly the goal of social reformers fighting against overlong working hours …   Australian English dictionary

  • eight-hour law — A term of dual meaning. A statute which restricts absolutely the length of a day s labor to eight hours; a statute which provides that eight hours shall be a lawful day s work. 31 Am J Rev ed Lab § 780. The federal statute fixing an eight hour… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • eight-hour movement — /eɪt ˈaʊə muvmənt/ (say ayt owuh moohvmuhnt) noun Australian History a series of actions, demonstrations, etc., aimed at bringing in the eight hour day for all workers. Also, eight hours movement …   Australian English dictionary

  • eight–hour law — n: a law fixing the working day for specified types of employment at eight hours and frequently providing for time and a half compensation for hours worked after eight hours Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • eight hour laws — Statutes (e.g. Adamson Act; Fair Labor Standards Act) which established eight hours as the length of a day s work, prohibited work beyond this period, and required payment of overtime for work in excess of this period. See wage and hour laws …   Black's law dictionary

  • eight-hour law — noun : a law fixing the working day for specified employments at eight hours frequently coupled with a provision for time and one half compensation for hours worked after eight hours …   Useful english dictionary

  • 28-hour day — The 28 hour day is a concept of time management used by a limited number of students and other people with jobs that allow very flexible work hours. It derives from two principles: # A sleep period of eight to nine hours is enough to fully… …   Wikipedia

  • day — [dā] n. [ME dai < OE dæg (pl. dagas), akin to ON dagr, Goth dags, OHG tag < PGmc * dagwaz, prob. < IE base * ag̑hes, day, with d by assoc. with base * dhegwh , to burn] 1. a) the period of light between sunrise and sunset b) daylight c)… …   English World dictionary

  • day — /day/, n. 1. the interval of light between two successive nights; the time between sunrise and sunset: Since there was no artificial illumination, all activities had to be carried on during the day. 2. the light of day; daylight: The owl sleeps… …   Universalium

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