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  • WV Forced 1 hour lunch West Virginia

    I work as a newspaper photographer. For the last 13 years I've worked 9-5:30 Mon-Fri. My employer says the extra 1/2 hour is so we can take a full, 1 hour lunch. We are able to leave the office to eat, however, if breaking news erupts we would have to finish our lunch immediately and cover it. Granted, this rarely happens and if I pressed the issue I would probably be allowed to leave earlier or make up the time another day. Is it legal to make employees take a full hour lunch so they can keep you later in the day?

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    Yes. ..........
    "Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away".
    Philip K. **** (1928-1982)

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      The employer, not the employee, sets the hours that the employee works. That includes the length of the lunch break.

      If the employer says you take a one hour lunch, you take a one hour lunch. If you don't want to take a one hour lunch, then you find a job where the employer will allow you to set the time of your lunch.
      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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        Thanks for the help.

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