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Thread: Wisconsin lunch and break laws

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    Angry Wisconsin lunch and break laws

    I was hoping that someone could help me. My usual work day consists of an eight hour day. My employer has told me that he is not required to give me a lunch break, but only a fifteen minute break for every four hours worked. Is this legal? I would appreciate any information. I've tried unsuccessfully to find out exactly what the law says about it. Thanks so much.

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    Wisconsin law only requires meal periods for employees 18 years of age or older and does not require rest breaks for any employees, regardless of age.
    http://www.dwd.state.wi.us/er/labor_..._and_meals.htm

    Since the breaks you are receiving are less than 20 minutes, under federal law, they must be paid breaks.

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