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    this is the law right?.... my question follows.

    12. Rest Periods

    (A) Every employer shall authorize and permit all employees to take rest periods, which insofar as practicable shall be in the middle of each work period. The authorized rest period time shall be based on the total hours worked daily at the rate of ten (10) minutes net rest time per four (4) hours or major fraction thereof. However, a rest period need not be authorized for employees whose total daily work time is less than three and one-half (3 ½) hours. Authorized rest period time shall be counted, as hours worked, for which there shall be no deduction from wages.

    (B) If an employer fails to provide an employee a rest period in accordance with the applicable provisions of this Order, the employer shall pay the employee one (1) hour of pay at the employee’s regular rate of compensation for each work day that the rest period is not provided.


    We have been told that our breaks are specific times (15 min at this time (twice a day)... and lunch at 11:30 - 12:00 ... no exceptions. I work in sales, and I am on the phone at those times very often. We have been told .. under no cirsumstance, should we deviate from those break times.

    What are we entitled to? and is this right?

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    Are you an exempt employee or a nonexempt employee?
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    • #3

      we are non-exempt.

      thanks for the quick reply