Q: Does a 7½ hour shift need to have 2 10 minute breaks and a lunch, or just 1 break and a lunch
My last job only gave 1 10 minute break and a lunch, but I wasn't sure if another 10 minute break was needed. What is the correct amount of breaks for 7½ hours?
A: 2 rest periods and one meal period.
As a non-exempt employee, your employer had an obligation to provide you with a reasonable opportunity to take a ten-minute, on-the-clock, uninterrupted, duty-free rest period for every four hours (or major portion thereof) that you work. 3.5 hours is a major portion of 4 hours. This is true even if you also got a meal period.
Good luck to you.
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