Meal Breaks

United States
September 18, 2006 1:41pm CST
A friend is being told by her employer that they will not be allowing lunches today. I understood the law to indicate that if you work 7.5 hours or more a day that you are entitled to a 30 minute meal break
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@SunnyDays (1071)
• Bahamas
18 Sep 06
It can happen that there's no time for a lunch break and normally it never bothered me as long as nobody will complain if I have to leave an hour earlier one day when I have a doctors appointment or anything else to take care off You can't always stick by the law's or at least you should be flexible enough not to if you wanna keep your job
• United States
18 Sep 06
I've had this happen at jobs before. It makes me mad as can be cause being hypoglycemic I need to stop and eat! I'm pretty sure it is law. I dont know who she would need to contact in order to get the employer in trouble though. And then there is the worry that the employer would figure out it was her and jeopordize (sp? sorry cant think how its spelled) her job.
@MrsFrizzle (1964)
• United States
18 Sep 06
I know it is the law but this happens all the time at the few jobs I have worked at. It stinks but what can you really do if you complain to much you could loose you job. I hate work!~
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• United States
18 Sep 06
you can find all of the info that you need by goping to www.fwlli.org. this is the Federal Wage and Labor Law Institute