Q: How many hours must an employer allow between shifts on the same work day?
My boss often schedules me with less than six hours between shifts, and despite requesting not to be scheduled this way due to travel costs practically cancelling out half my day's pay, he refuses to listen. I've been told that it's illegal for him to even schedule me this way, and he's been threatening me with disciplinary action if I don't go along with it.
A: In general, neither federal nor New York state law mandate that workers be given any minimum amount of time off between shifts, but there may be regulations specific to your industry. For example, bus drivers, truck drivers and airline pilots must have off a certain number of hours between shifts.
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