Las Vegas, NV asked in Employment Law for Nevada

Q: Can any employer force you to work through your lunch break if they pay you for your lunch break period in Nevada?

My employer pays for lunch breaks as a benefit. HR never mentions that you have to work through your lunch, but management sometimes does, or in the case of grave shift, it's pretty much mandatory all of the time. I'm curious if this is legal, the laws I've read dont address this particular situation. This was not negotiated through collective bargaining as I've read this is a situation where it is acceptable.

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A: Under the Fair Labor Standards Act, interrupted breaks, meaning breaks where employees are still required to perform work, must be paid. Since your employer is paying you for your lunch break, there is no violation here. The Fair Labor Standards Act does not require employers to offer employees uninterrupted breaks throughout the work day.

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