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  • Michigan Break Law

    My employee handbook for my company states that for every 4 hrs work, I am allowed a 15 minute break. I am scheduled to work 10 hr days with my company. Does this mean I am allowed another break?

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    That's up to your company. If you are over the age of 18, Michigan law does not require that you be granted any breaks or dictate to your employer what, if any, breaks you must receive. It is up to your company policy whether to provide you with one break a day, two, more, or none at all.
    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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    • #3
      Well that cetainly stinks. I was under the understanding that it is required for your employer to give you atleast a 1/2 hr lunch and 2 15 minute breaks in a day. Thanks for your quick response.

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      • #4
        Many, many people appear to believe that, but it is not the case. Some, but not all, states, require the 30 minute lunch break but no rest breaks. NO state requires that adult employees be given 15 minute rest breaks; a VERY small handful of states require 10 minutes rest break for each 4 hours worked. A few states (Michigan is one of them) require breaks for minors but not for adult employees. And some states simply don't require breaks at all.
        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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        • #5
          I agree with cbg, it depends on the company policy that you are working. There are some rules and regulations you need to follow.




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