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I work 40 hrs per wk. Next week we have to attend a mandatory

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i work 40 hrs per wk. Next week we have to attend a mandatory meeting which will last 2 hrs. My manager has asked us to take longer lunch breaks the following 2 days to reduce the overtime. Is this legal?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: California Employment Law
Expert:  John replied 1 year ago.
Yes, requiring a longer lunch break is legal; even if it is to avoid overtime. You must however be allowed to use that lunch time/break for your own devices which means you can even leave the work premises.