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As a 32hour a week employee, is my employer
allowed to force me to take a 30min break
during my day?
Asked on August 16, 2016 under Employment Labor Law, Texas
M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney
Answered 4 years ago | Contributor
In at will work relationship, a company can set the conditions of employment much as it sees fit or deems appropriate. This includes requiring a worker to take a 30 minute break. That is unless this mandate violates the terms of a union/collective bargaining agreement or employment contract or in some way constitutes legally actionable discrimination. If this rule is not acceptable to you, you can complain and risk termination, or quit.
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