Gainesville, FL asked in Employment Law for Florida

Q: Is it legal for me to work past 8 hours with no lunch break? can I do anything? Same co. for 5 years.

Managers take lunch daily, sometimes they pass by me, see that I am swamped and dont even bother to help, offer to get help for me or offer to bring me lunch back. Today I arrived @ 6:50am until 5:17p. Was able to use the bathroom once, and was unable to take any kind of break.

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Mr. Lowell J. Kuvin
Mr. Lowell J. Kuvin
  • Miami, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: Florida law does is silent as to "breaks." However, Federal laws may help. It would depend on who you work for and your job responsibilities.

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