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  • Forced to take lunch hour Georgia

    I am a salaried physical therapist working 40+ hours/week in private clinic. Previously working 8 hour shift (straight through... no breaks, no lunch). Suddenly boss demands that I take a lunch break (increasing day to 9 hours) and he says this is due to "Law". Can you tell me what law requires me, as a healthcare professional in the private sector, to take a 1 hour break.

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    There is no federal or Ga. law that requires lunch and/or rest breaks. However; if your employer/boss requires you to take a lunch break of 1 hr., then you must take one. Your boss gets to set the rules.
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