Is the 72-hour rule measured in actual hours or working hours?

The 72 hours is measured in continuous actual hours, including holidays and weekends, from the date and time of separation. If the pay date falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or weekday holiday, actual payment may be made on the next business day. This is also true for the hospitals or any other 24/7 operations where the
administrative offices are only open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For example, if an employee resigns without notice on a Friday at 5:00 p.m., the University has until 5:00 p.m. the following Monday to pay the wages due. However, if Monday is a holiday, the University must deliver the final check to the employee by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday.

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