Hanastrew and the squad, because of the nature of their work in tackling the realm's nastier creatures, again completed the task no matter how long it took. It was understood when not on call or practising stunt flying, powerful spells etc their time was their own.
The Council and Royal Household follow a working day starting from just after midnight and ending 24 hours later. Unsurprisingly the Council were not amongst those getting up early to start their day early but the royal cooks did. There are many cheap jibes at the sprites' ability to work at all but most have careers in baking, selling, cleaning etc and have a working day similar to our own.
There are no laws on working hours (except for children and that was only put on the statute book because the Queen's aunt Graxia, from whom Roxannadrell inherited the crown, felt it would tidy the paperwork up if there was something on parchment).