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  • Independent Contractor Meal Breaks in Florida

    I work for a company in Florida that only employs independent contractors (1099s). We were recently told that we are required by state law to take a 30 minute break if we work 5.5 hours to 10 hours; and two 30 minute breaks if we work 10.5 hours to 16 hours. Is this correct for the state of Florida? Please help us out or direct me to where can I find more information since the department of labor website wasn't much help.

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    There is no such law in Florida - Florida law does not require breaks of any kind for employees. However, if an employer wants an employee to take breaks, they must take breaks whether the state says so or not.

    I cannot imagine that any such law exists in any state for IC's. I also seriously question whether an employer can legally employ only IC's. Seems to me that if the employer is telling you what breaks to take, he is treating you as an employee.
    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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      Agreed. FL is not real big on employee rights. And the chances that you are really an IC is not good.

      http://www.dol.gov/esa/whd/regs/compliance/whdfs13.pdf
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