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What are our legal right concerning the amount of brakes in

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What are our legal right concerning the amount of brakes in an eight hour shift.state and federal, that can not be negociated with the union?
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State law does require certain minimum lunch and break times, which are not negotiable with the employer. However, some employees, such as construction workers and commercial drivers who are represented by a union are exempt from the requirements meaning the issue can be negotiated by the union.

Here is a link that provides more information on this:

Federal law does not require employers to provide employee lunches or break times. However, unless an exemption applies, CA employers must typically provide a lunch break of 30 minutes or more if an employee works 5 or more hours in a shift.

Here is a link that sets out the work and break time requirements:

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