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    Hi,
    I'm here in North Carolina and have been working at " a store" for a month now. I work six days a week, just a little over forty hours a week. Most days I'm there seven or eight hours. Here's the thing, I'm told to take two fifteen minute breaks a day or a thirty minute lunch. Not both. So I of course I take the two fifteens. Today a manager tells me that I can't take two fifteens and get paid for both. So in an eight hour shift they will allow one fifteen or one thirty minute lunch. I thought that in an eight hour shift you get at least two tens and a thirty.(the two tens you get paid for and the thirty is off the clock)
    Am I out of line here?

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    Sorry, you've been misinformed. Neither rest breaks nor meal periods are required for employees over the age of 15.
    http://www.dol.gov/dol/allcfr/ESA/Ti...9CFR785.48.htm

    Your 15-minute break must be paid. Your meal period need not be, unless you are called back to work before you have had at least 20 minutes for lunch; in that case the entire meal period is compensable (federal law).
    Pattymd
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    Last edited by Pattymd; 08-17-2007, 04:17 PM.
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    • #3
      Taking breaks in NC again

      So, you're saying if I opt to only take two 15 min breaks instead of 1/2 hour lunch, I only get paid for the one 15 min break?

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        No, I'm saying that they don't have to offer breaks or lunch periods at all. Any break of less than 20 minutes must be paid.
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          Taking break in NC again

          Thank you for responding.

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