Houston, TX asked in Employment Law for Texas

Q: As a salaried manager my hours are being docked for lunches I don't take is this legal?

I am a salaried manager for a retailer. We are required to work 48 hours each week but our company automatically takes out an hour for breaks each day worked. Even if you do not take break since we are salaried. Realistically I work 55 hours a week because of this but am paid for 48.

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1 Lawyer Answer
John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
  • Frisco, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: Your employer can compel you to take your hour long lunch break by denying compensation if you refuse to take it.

Your best strategy in this situation is to take your hour long lunch break offsite from your workplace.

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