Orlando, FL asked in Employment Law and Workers' Compensation for Florida

Q: Can a food service deduct 30mins of pay if a break is not taken?

I work part time at an ice cream stand. Owners say 30 minutes breaks must be taken. If too busy to take a break they want us to deduct 30 minutes of pay. Can a food service owner mandate a break even if you would rather work and get paid that additional 30mins

1 Lawyer Answer
Brian Phillip Vassallo
Brian Phillip Vassallo
  • Workers' Compensation Lawyer
  • West Palm Beach, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: Since you were not injured at work, your question falls outside of workers compensation law. I think an employment law attorney or one that handles Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) matters will be able to answer your question.

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