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  • No breaks for 12 hour shift Florida

    I work for a major cement manufacture and the job I do requires you to sit in a control room for 12 hours a shift. The problem I have is sometimes I'll go 12 hrs without even a bathroom break since the bathroom is on the first floor and I'm on the third and there is only four of us at the plant out of 108 that do my job and we all work different swing shifts so when and if we get a break we have to actually run to the rest room and run back was just wondering what kind of laws there were for that.

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    Unfortunately Florida has no legislation mandating meal breaks or rest breaks. So no laws have been broken.

    Have you tried talking to your boss about how to restroom breaks?
    Is a union present and are you a member? If yes, I'd suggest that you check with your union rep on this.

    Here are some useful links:
    http://www.dol.gov/esa/programs/whd/state/rest.htm
    http://www.dol.gov/esa/programs/whd/state/meal.htm

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      I believe OSHA only requires that you are provided "sufficient" time to use the restroom. Unfortunately "running" to and from the restroom would very likely be considered sufficient, which is, after all, a subjective term.
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