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    We are made to take a 1/2 hour unpaid break when scheduled for a 5 hour shift, do they have to make us take a unpaid break? I live in Michigan and get paid hourly.

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    They do not HAVE to make you, as Michigan does not require breaks for adult employees. But it is legal for them to require you to take a 30 minute unpaid break. If the employer wants you to take a break, you take a break. That's the end of the story.
    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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