10-05-2005, 11:17 PM
My boyfriend just started a new job and was told that "you stay out until the job is done and you will be back in at 7am or you are fired." That being said, it's now 12:15am and he's still at work, he's been at work since 7am, and is expected to be back at work at 7am. Is there any law against this practice? He's been working for over 17 hours now with no break. This just doesn't seem right. :(
10-06-2005, 02:09 AM
Indiana law does not require rest breaks or meal periods for nonminors. This may be poor management, or a safety risk, but it is not, generally speaking, illegal.
On the up side, think of the overtime pay. :)
10-06-2005, 10:57 AM
The overtime is about the only saving grace. I think he racked up 10 hours of overtime in one night.
I'm a little shocked after reading the laws regarding breaks. Theoretically speaking, you could work 24/7 with no break and no expectation of a day off and this is LEGAL???? Not only poor management, but poor legislation in my opinion. Too bad Indiana doesn't care about the health and safety of its working citizens.
10-06-2005, 01:31 PM
Theoretically, yes they could.