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  • No meal or off the clock break? Oregon

    I just started a new job. Their policy is that we get a 20-30 min break (which may be split into two breaks). The policy is that the break is paid which means we must be available to help if needed. I'm working 9-10 hour days. I get to sit down once a day for my break. Then about 10 min into my break its interrupted and I am told to come help. I just had a baby and this is killing my back. Is this legal? If not, what should I do? Could anyone tell me what the meal and break policy is for Oregon?
    Last edited by davisbond85; 04-09-2008, 12:24 PM.

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    Oregeon requires employers to provide a 30 minute meal period, with relief from all duty, for each work period of 6 to 8 hours and a 10 minute rest period for every 4 hours worked. If your employer isn't providing these then file a complaint with your state DOL.
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      Ok that's what I thought. Thanks a lot. Do you (or anyone else) know how I would go about filing a complaint with my state DOL?
      Last edited by davisbond85; 04-09-2008, 12:37 PM.

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        http://www.oregon.gov/BOLI/WHD/W_Whcomplaint.shtml
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