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What is the law regarding work breaks and lunch breaks

what is the law regarding work breaks and lunch breaks for an hourly employee working 9.5 hours straight thru shift without assistance from other employees for work load?

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Allen M., Esq.

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Can my employee require that I take an unpaid 30 minute

Can my employee require that I take an unpaid 30 minute lunch break on a day I work 5 1/2 hours?I am scheduled normally to be paid for 7.5 hours each day, and this assumes a 30 minute unpaid lunch.On a day that I left 2.5 hours early, they want me to get paid for working 5 hours and take 2.5 of leave.I though because I only worked from 8:30 to 2pm, I wasn't required to take a break.

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Infolawyer

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We have employes that work out of the office on productions.

We have employes that work out of the office on productions. Most are in company vehicles, We pay their travel time and work time, BUT do we need to pay them if they have to take a company truck to their lunch spot? Or should they clock out once they are relieved of duty irregardless of the transportation? HELP, THANKS

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RobertJDFL

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I live in California and have been working current employer

I live in California and have been working for my current employer for over two years. I am a Registered Dental Assistant and I have to say that my working environment has been toxic from the beginning. I currently have a contract with my employer which states how my quarterly bonuses are to be calculated. Usually, every quarter, I have to fight with my employer to get the bonus he has promised. For 2016's first quarter, ending April 30th, I have yet to receive my last bonus and my employer has decided to change the formula retroactively and is trying to pay me a different amount (although I haven't received it yet). I have also never had a lunch break in the entire time that I have been working in this dental office and it is becoming physically and emotionally exhausting to fight for my money every quarter. I have written my employer several emails, letting him know of my dissatisfaction with not being paid my promised amount and have asked him to confirm when I would be receiving my monies. He does not respond. He has also "cashed" in some of my vacation hours (without notice to me) because I never use my vacation leave and I was told my hours were becoming a liability. The last thing I want to do is go to the Labor Board because I am afraid of retaliation and it is not the best idea to have to look for another job, as I have a mortgage to take care of. Is the Labor Board the best route for me to take? I have had to take two sick days off in the last three weeks because I physically could not face the day at work.

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My son is doing a part-time job fencing company and working

My son is doing a part-time job for a fencing company and working 56 hours a week. He gets lunch break no vacation time. He does get paid overtime at time and a half. What is she entitled to it almost sounds like a full-time job?

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TJ, Esq.

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I work in the healthcare industry and my dept. director is

I work in the healthcare industry and my dept. director is stating that they are not required to provide a lunch break when we work an 8 hour shift. Is this true. Also, she is requiring that when we do take a lunch we are not allowed to leave the premises. Is this valid?

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Loren

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Our work week goes from Monday to Sunday. We have an hourly

Our work week goes from Monday to Sunday.We have an hourly worker that worked Monday thru Friday and completed 40 hours of work last week.On Sunday, he drove (in a company vehicle) 15 hours to Oklahoma so he could conduct training for other employees at the Oklahoma worksite the following Monday.Do we legally have to pay 1.5 x pay for the 15 hours of overtime or can it be paid as straight time?

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Allen M., Esq.

JAG officer and former adjunct prof.

Juris Doctor, Cum Laude

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I work Massachusetts gas station/convenience store.

I work for a Massachusetts gas station/convenience store. When I was hired, the unwritten agreement was that I would work 6 - 7 hours a day, 5 days a week. This has turned into a nightmare. I am required to work up to 11 hours a day, 7 days a week, often 14 - 15 days in a row without a day off. I get no paid breaks during my hours, no overtime pay, no paid vacation or sick time. I need the job, but it is becoming physically overwhelming. Do I have any recourse other than to leave?

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Allen M., Esq.

JAG officer and former adjunct prof.

Juris Doctor, Cum Laude

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I have been working at this company 6 years. I am

I have been working at this company for over 6 years. I am the supervisor on the B shift 2:30-11:30pm. The shift requires at a minimum of 4 people. The other two supervisors make more than me. (hispanic) and their shift are fully staffed. I haven't received a raise in over 4 years, the company says they are not making money. I am salaried and have been working 7 days a week with no off time.I went into work today and was the only one there to cover my shift. One employee on my shift had been moved to another shift to help out and I wasn't informed, and another one of my staff is on vacation. I had no help. I have been working until 1am - or later nightly because my shift is short. No help in sight. I quite today, I was just so tired of these 7 days a week, and today I was the only one on my shift. Please advise.

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Dwayne B.

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