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An employer can require that employees take a break and even make it a disciplinary issue if employees do not. However, an employer cannot deduct time from your pay unless you actually do take that lunch.
For any time at work to be unpaid, you must not be working for at least 30 minutes. The employer here is wrong and the Texas Workforce Commission will inform them of that after you file a wage claim with the TWC.
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