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    I have a contingent position in a hospital. I work 8 hours, 11pm-7am a night. My break was recently reduced from 1 hour (30 minutes paid, 30 minutes unpaid) to 30 minutes unpaid. Are they allowed to do this? What am I legally entitled to?

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    Yes, they can. Breaks (rest or meal) aren't required to be given at all in Mi. to adults.
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    • #3
      You are legally entitled to be paid for all the time that you work. Neither Federal nor Michigan law, however, requires that you be given any breaks at all, paid or unpaid.
      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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