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  • Lots of work with little breaks in florida...

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    Last edited by monkeyman69; 04-27-2006, 07:33 PM.

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    Federal law does not require that any employee, anywhere, at any time, be given any breaks.

    Florida law does not require that any employee who is over the age of 18 receive any breaks. Employees who are age 17 and under ONLY must receive a 30 minute break for every four hours of work.

    So if you are aged 18 or over, they can legally give you only the ten minute break. They don't HAVE to give you any breaks at all.

    Although Federal law does not require that breaks be offered, it nonetheless says that if the employer chooses to provide breaks, any break of less than 20 minutes must be paid. So the 10 minute break must be a paid break.

    http://www.dol.gov/esa/programs/whd/state/rest.htm

    http://www.dol.gov/dol/topic/workhours/breaks.htm
    Last edited by cbg; 07-22-2005, 04:23 PM.
    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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