What to do if my employees fail to take their required breaks?

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What to do if my employees fail to take their required breaks?

I run a small retail company and I am having issues with my employees clocking out for their 30 minute lunch as required by law. They are usually very busy and don’t choose to take the break. How can I handle this so my company does not get held accountable for these breaks not getting taken? Is there some sort of waiver that the employees can sign so that in case they don’t chose to take or have time to take a lunch, we would be covered? Or am I able to have this 30 minutes automatically taken out of their pay?

Asked on March 6, 2012 under Employment Labor Law, Illinois

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