Can an employer remove wages for lunch without you actually taking a lunch?
Question Details: I work as an assistant general manager and my overnight crew has been forced to take a mandatory lunch break during their shift. The only problem there is no one to cover them for an actual break. Is this legal? Also, I'm a salaried employee. Can I be forced to work more than 7 days straight up to 3 weeks?
1) Hourly employees must be paid for working through lunch if they have to work--i.e. no one covers for them, they are manning their posts, etc. To get an unpaid lunch break, they must not be working during that time.
2) A salaried worker can work 7 days a week, 52 weeks per year, without a break. There is no limit on how much or how often salaried staff can be made to work, and in NYC, 7 day/week work is not as uncommon as it should be--I've done it.
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