I work in a state medical facility in Shreveport, LA and have been working through lunch and break times due to not enough staff available to allow for lunch at times. We have lost 5 of our 6 trained full time staff employees in our unit in the last 4 months and they have not been replaced by trained staff as of yet. I also take call which requires me to work as long as needed to care for any acute dialysis patients that need hemodialysis. I understand that in the state of Louisiana that my employer is not required to allow me a break or lunch. At least I could not find a law of such. I have worked as long as 16-17 hours with only restroom breaks and told I should be bringing snacks to keep my blood sugar levels up since I tend to become hypoglycemic at times and it is very difficult to concentrate. My question is not about being allowed lunch break
. I would like to know if I worked through through these lunch times (30 min), then is my employer required to pay me for my time worked. When I addressed that my 30 min lunch time that is normally subtracted after 5 hours of work, be added back because I worked it, he gave me a hard time. He stated, "So you mean to tell me you didn't eat anything at all during these hours?" I stated no. His response, "Well, that's a long time to go without eating anything". I also worked from 9 am to 04:07 am the next morning due to scheduled shifts and being on call
. I was due to be back at work for 9 am that day of the morning I worked off. I went home to get a few hours sleep, then came back to work at 02:37 pm, for which I remember clocking in. (My routine work hours are M-F, 9 am until 5:30 pm). When I got my time sheet to sign, instead of a 2:37 clock-in time, it had a 5:30 pm clock in time. When I asked about this discrepancy, he stated I must have missed clocking in and that this would have to fixed by payroll
"on their end". I received my paycheck and find that evidently I have not been payed for this time because I calculate that I worked a little over 81 hours in a 2 week pay period
and was only paid for 76. Please tell me is my Louisiana state employer required to compensate me for the time I worked through lunch. I am going back to see him today to attempt to fix the discrepancy on the second matter by way of a TAC form. I caled payroll and they said they do not fix these "on their end", that my supervisor has to fill out a correction time sheet.