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  • a few questions in IL

    In reading some labor laws in illinois, I have come to some scary conclusions. Please let me know how lawful or unlawful my conclusions may be.

    1. As an employeer, I may require my employees to work 144 hours in a row with one 20 minute break no later than five hours into the work period, and no other breaks; so long as I pay any hour worked over forty at time and a half. (Not 168 hours in order to respect one day off in seven law.)

    2. I may demand an employee work the following schedule:
    00:00-00:10
    01:00-01:10
    02:00-02:10
    03:00-03:10
    04:00-04:10
    05:00-05:10
    06:00-06:10
    07:00-07:10
    08:00-08:10
    09:00-09:10
    10:00-10:10
    11:00-11:10
    12:00-12:10
    13:00-13:10
    14:00-14:10
    15:00-15:10
    16:00-16:10
    17:00-17:10
    18:00-18:10
    19:00-19:10
    20:00-20:10
    21:00-21:10
    22:00-22:10
    23:00-23:10
    six days per week and thus only pay them 24 hours of work per week.

    this is just to satisfy my curiosity so no rush to respond.
    Thanks.

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    And what are they going to do with the other 50 minutes of each hour? Wait around to go back to work? That's called "engaged to be waiting" and it is compensable. What employer needs people to work such a schedule? You're stretching the letter of the law to ridiculous ends.
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    • #3
      It could be argued by some in my area that my duties are only required ten minutes per hour. I work in a QC department and I am on the night shift so my work consists of hourly line checks. these are finished in about ten minutes. I was curious as to the possibility of them saying I should only work in ten minute blocks. As for the other possibility, I just want to know how far the law can be extended.

      Thanks for the quick response.

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      • #4
        And you must stay there, right? Therefore, you are "engaged to be waiting".
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        • #5
          What activities are not permitted while engaged to be waiting?
          i.e. reading, knitting, internet, sleep

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