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  • Docking of pay Florida

    can a employer dock a persons pay 30 min for siting down for 5 min. If the person says anything about it he gets fired. then threatens people their job if they do not pay attention to him during their lunch break ( unpaid).

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    Assuming you are non-exempt under FLSA, you are entitled to pay for all hours worked. The rules do allow for rounding; however 5 minutes would not turn into 30 minutes unpaid. In order for a break to be non-compensable, the worker must be fully relieved of duties and the break must be at least 20 uninterrupted minutes in length.

    Does this answer your question? If not, maybe a few more details will help.

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      And yes, if you do not pay attention to your boss it is perfectly legal for him to threaten your job, even if you are on a break.
      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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