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if an employee starts at 9am what are the typical ending hours

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if an employee starts at 9am what are the typical ending hours for a 8 hr work day?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: California Employment Law
Expert:  Patrick, Esq. replied 4 years ago.
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An employee who works an 8 hour day must take a lunch break of at least 30 minutes (under certain limited circumstances, this lunch period can be considered "on duty" if the employer does not relieve the employee of all duties). So, a worker who works 8 hours and starts work at 9:00am would not get done until 5:30pm at the very earliest, assuming he or she took a non-paid lunch. There is also no restriction on employers who wish to permit their employees to take longer lunch periods. Thus, a lunch period could be three hours if the employer gave such permission.

So, the very earliest ending hours for an employee starting at 9 and working 8 hours would be 5:30, unless the employee took a paid lunch or no lunch.

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