Courts weigh-in on whether or not breaks are to be paid

I find it amazing sometimes the extent to which employers go to try to get around rules. The Fair Labor Standards Act says that, while breaks are not required for nonexempt hourly employees, if an employer allows breaks then they must be paid if they are twenty minutes or less in length. The concept is …

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USDOL Timekeeping App: Better Watch For It

I participated in a webinar today about the FLSA and breaks and meal times. I have written about this before (see Breaks, Meal Times and the FLSA)┬áso I am not going to repeat that information. In the discussion we were having I┬ámentioned that employers needed to pay attention to recording break times because their employees …

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Breaks, Meal Times and the FLSA

One area of confusion, and thus an area of the FLSA often violated deals with breaks and meal periods. Many employees think that they are entitled to a break or a lunch period. In fact, under the Fair Labor Standards Act, they ARE NOT entitled to any such thing. The DOL website specifically says “The …

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