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  • working for 5 hours w/out break?

    hey i just wanted some feedback on my situation. I work for a company similar to B.J.'s wholesale club. at least a dozen times in the past month i have worked for 5 or more hours straight without a break. Is this legal? Do i have some sort of legal grounds to go farther? im in new york state....
    Last edited by lexi6661; 03-10-2007, 04:46 PM.

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    You'll have to tell us what state you are in before we can answer your question. State law determines what breaks, if any, are required.
    The above answer, whatever it is, assumes that no legally binding and enforceable contract or CBA says otherwise. If it does, then the terms of the contract or CBA apply.

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      im in new york state....

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        New York's meal break laws are the most complicated in the US; however, there is nothing inherently illegal about working five hours without a break. Rest breaks are not required in New York at all.

        Here is a link to the NY law regarding meal breaks.

        http://www.labor.state.ny.us/workerp...yer/meals.shtm
        The above answer, whatever it is, assumes that no legally binding and enforceable contract or CBA says otherwise. If it does, then the terms of the contract or CBA apply.

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