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    My fiancée works part time from 2-10:30pm Tuesday through Friday. He usually will take his break at 5:30pm Tuesday through Thursday while being covered by the mid shift person (10am-6:30pm), but on Friday he and the morning shift person (5:30am-2pm) are the only ones there so they end up working the whole shift with no break. Their employer is taking a thirty minute lunch break out of their Friday shift even though there's no one there to cover that half hour, are they allowed to do so?

  • #2
    What you are saying is that he has to work for 30 minutes without pay. No that is illegal.

    It is not illegal in MI for those over 18 to not be given a break at all.


    • #3
      It is legal for them to not be given a break.

      It is not legal for the time to be deducted from their pay if they worked the time.

      They need to call the MI DOL.
      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.


      • #4
        Does the employer definitely know they are not taking a lunch break on Fridays? Have they discussed with the employer what they should do about a break on Fridays since there is no one there to cover for them? An employee can be disciplined up to & including termination for not taking breaks required by the employer.

        They do though under all circumstances have to be paid for the 30 minutes if they are working that time.
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