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  • Federal or Missouri work schedule limitations

    I was curious as to if there was any limitations as to how many hours may be scheduled between work shifts. Currently my employer is allotting only 7 hours total between shifts, and we cannot leave until we are finished with the assigned task, meaning that we often do not get out on time. Once travel time is factored in, I end up receiving between 3 and a half and four hours sleep (roughly an hour each way). I was not able to find anything on the subject on the state Department of Labor website. I am presently working part time (although 40+ hours) for (large retail chain).
    Last edited by cbg; 12-15-2007, 12:13 PM.

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    Neither Federal nor state law (in any state) mandates any particular time off between shifts for general employment. There are certain industry specific exceptions where there are public safety factors (think airline pilot and truck driver) but none for the retail industry.
    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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