St Louis, MO asked in Employment Law for Missouri

Q: Do i have to clock out for lunch if i work through it?

Unsupervised pest control job. In three years i've never been enforced to clock out until now when a new manager comes in

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A: You should call an attorney to discuss your situation. Under the Fair Labor Standards Act employers are not required to pay employees for "bona fide" lunch breaks that last 20 minutes or more. However, if you are required to keep working after you clock out for lunch, the lunch break is no longer "bona fide" and you may need to be compensated for that time.

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