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  • Curious about break laws

    Are there specific laws governing breaks for part-time employees in Arizona? Such as for a clothing store sales clerk who is given 5.5-hour to 7.25-hour shifts? Are they allowed meal time or at least paid breaks?

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    Az does not require a break or lunch period for employee's 18 and over.

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    • #3
      Deducting time for lunch break when no break was taken.

      My girlfriend is working in accounts payable for a small to medium sized retail business here in Virginia. She keeps a timecard and is paid hourly. Her office is telling her that by law they are required to deduct 30 minutes for lunch even if she works straight through.

      Is there any law, Virginia or Federal, that requires a company to deduct time for lunch, even if one is not taken?

      If the answer to the above question is no, is there any law that says they can not deduct the time if she does in fact work during that 30 minutes?

      Along with the short answers, I am also looking to find source information to support one side or the other.

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      • #4
        You can find your answer here .

        There is no federal law that requires lunches either.

        There is a federal law that requires working time gets paid even if it's during lunch breaks. If they don't want to pay the time, they need to make sure it's not being worked.

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