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not punching out for lunch but getting docted for it New Jersey

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  • not punching out for lunch but getting docted for it New Jersey

    Hi, im haveing a bit of a problem at work.
    I dont punch out for lunch cause I only work 6hours a day, but yet my boos keeps taking the time for lunch out of my check. Isnt that agenist the law??
    Also there is another worker that does the same (not punching out for lunch) but that person workes 8 or more hours an my boss doesnt take hours for them... What should I do??? I want the money for the hours that I worked back, an should I file a harressment case?? also i have prof of all the this that i stated so i feel that i would have a very strong case to get him into trouble......... Ne way please help

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    This is not a harassment case. You are free to file a wage and hour claim for the time you were not paid that you worked, but nothing you have described will give you a harassment claim.
    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.


    • #3
      New Jersey doesn't require lunch breaks for adults. However, your employer can still require that you take one. You have to be paid for the time you worked through lunch but if your employer requires you to take a lunch, you can be disciplined for not doing so.

      I also see no harassment claim here. (File a wage claim.)
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