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Can an employer ban you from eating lunch in your car on

Can an employer ban you from eating lunch in your car on their property? this would be an unpaid lunch breakJA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: this is CTJA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?Customer: at will full timeJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: yes they will not allow you to sit in your car at any time, paid breaks or unpaid. they are saying you have to leave the property to sit in your car

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John

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I have an employee with IBS that spends at times 20 minutes

I have an employee with IBS that spends at times 20 minutes on a bathroom break. Should I pay her for those bathroom breaks?JA: Have you documented this or discussed it with HR?Customer: We are a small company that has no HR departmentJA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?Customer: at will full timeJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: she has acquired a Doctors approval for FMLA to cover these bathroom events but the issue of being paid has arisen

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ScottyMacEsq

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There is a class of worker that are "Paid by the piece".

There is a class of worker that are "Paid by the piece". Some industries where piece rate pay jobs are common are agricultural work, cable installation, call centers, writing, editing, translation, truck driving, data entry, carpet cleaning, mail sorting, craftwork and manufacturing.How many people in the state of Kentucky receive their pay through piece rate?Just looking for a 'fairly' accurate number, no demographics.

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Marsha411JD

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In the state of, can an employee take their paid ten minute

In the state of Washington, can an employee take their paid ten minute break before their shift begins. In other works, if their shift begins at 8:30AM and they arrive at 8:40AM--can they count 8:30 to 8:40 as their paid break for their shift?

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Patrick, Esq.

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I have question on my original bathroom facility question.

I have a follow up question on my original bathroom facility question. If we have crew members who are habitually asking to be driven to bathroom facilities (after they have used the facilities during both lunch and breaks) and therefore repeatedly interrupting the rest of the crew thereby slowing their productivity, are we allowed to restrict them to bathroom use during specified periods (breaks and lunch) or are we legally required to allow them to use company vehicles to repeatedly drive to bathroom facilities?

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Ely

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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.

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If someone gets hurt off premises during a paid 10 minute

If someone gets hurt off premises during a paid 10 minute break, is the company liable for the injury? Also, is the company able to require employees to not leave the premises during a paid break (i.e. prevent them from leaving the property for a smoke break while on the clock?)?

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Loren

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Dear Staff Member, Thank you my question. I have a question

Dear Staff Member,Thank you for taking my question. I have a question about hiring a domestic employee in the State of Maryland. My question is only about the labor law and not the associated tax aspects.The employee is not a minor and is over 21 years old.For a full-time employee, the employee is entitled for overtime (@ a 1.5 rate) if the employee works over 40 hours in a single week. However, does Maryland also apply overtime on a daily basis? For example, what if the employee is part-time and works 15 hours on Friday and another 15 hours on Saturday?Does Maryland impose a limited amount of hours that the employee can work per day? If Maryland does not stipulate any limitation, what is the acceptable/ reasonable practice?Non-paid Breaks. Does Maryland require the employer to provide breaks for the employee? If yes, how does it go? For example, a 15-minute break for every 4 hours of work, or 30-minute break for 8 hours of work? If Maryland does not stipulate this requirement, what is the acceptable/ reasonable practice?Does an employer need to acquire worker's compensation for a domestic employee?Could you please advise?

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Delta-Lawyer

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How is Arizona compared to other states as far as paid

How is Arizona compared to other states as far as paid breaks during shift hours, apart from lunch

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P. Simmons

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