Are you being forced to stay ‘on call’ during your meal and rest breaks?

Are you obligated to perform duties while you are on break?

TAKEN ADVANTAGE OF? Federal law requires all hourly (non-exempt) workers receive 10-minute rest breaks every four working hours. If you there is no real separation between your work time and rest time, then you aren’t receiving your federally required breaks.

IS YOUR EMPLOYER TAKING ADVANTAGE OF YOUR BREAKS?

QUESTION: ARE YOU BEING FORCED TO STAY ‘ON CALL’ DURING YOUR MEAL AND REST BREAKS?

The law says that you are to be relieved of your duties when you are on a rest break, the same way you are to be relieved of your duties while on a meal break.

Interrupted Breaks

5 (100%) 2 votes

QUESTION: ARE YOU OBLIGATED TO PERFORM DUTIES WHILE YOU ARE ON BREAK IF THE NEED ARISES?

The law requires an employer to relieve non-exempt employees of all duties while on a break, including being forced to stay tethered to communications devices and even to a particular location.

Interrupted Breaks

5 (100%) 2 votes

QUESTION: DOES YOUR EMPLOYER CONTROL HOW YOU SPEND YOUR BREAK TIME?

Your employer is required to relinquish all control of you and relieve you from all duties while you are on break. They are required to give you a 10-minute duty-free break for every four hours worked. If your employer does not, they could be liable.

Interrupted Breaks

5 (100%) 2 votes

IF YOU ANSWERED YES TO ANY OF THESE QUESTIONS, YOU MIGHT BE OWED WAGES FOR INTERRUPTED BREAKS.

WAGE THEFT HURTS AMERICAN WORKERS

Wage theft in any form hurts American workers and federal regulations have been established to ensure that all workers are treated and paid fairly for their work, and receive rest and meal breaks that are free from work-related obligations and employer control.

Some of the most common industries where workers suffer employer abuse include:

  • Fast Food restaurants
  • Call centers
  • Hourly nurses, certified nursing assistants
  • Home health aides
  • Hospital workers
  • Restaurants, food services
  • Computer tech & IT
  • Financial Services
  • Couriers & delivery drivers
  • Independent contractors
WHAT WE DO

Our Nationwide Wage and Overtime Attorneys Protect Your Rights and Help You Recover Wages Owed
One of the most powerful laws in our country for workers is the Federal Labor Standards Act (FLSA), yet employers count on their workers not being familiar with the law so they can get away with forcing them to work for free before and after work and even on their breaks. We know the law and will hold your employer responsible for wages you should have received by working through your breaks. If you are:

  • Being told where to take your breaks
  • Being told to handle or prepare a work-related obligation, or
  • Being told you are on a call during break

When employees file wage and overtime lawsuits, the law is on their side. Some of the most recent wage and overtime verdicts across the country include:

  • $90 million verdict against Farmers Insurance for overtime violations
  • $73 million verdict against Bank of America for off the clock work
  • $29 million verdict against Ecolab for overtime pay violations
  • $21 Million verdict against Merrill Lynch for deferred compensation
  • $3 million verdict against Outback Steakhouse for unpaid work
  • $100 million class action settlement against Uber for wage and hour violations
DID YOU KNOW

Our National Wage and Overtime Attorneys Fight Wage Theft and Recover Your Lost Wages
Federal law requires all hourly (non-exempt) workers receive 10-minute rest breaks every four working hours. If you there is no real separation between your work time and rest time, then you aren’t receiving your federally required breaks.

You May Be Entitled to Wages for the Breaks You’ve Been Cheated Out Of

We’ve spent decades fighting for the rights of workers across the country and we stand ready to fight for you. Contact our wage theft attorneys now. You may be able to receive compensation for the breaks you’ve been forced to work through.

We fight for the victims of wage theft. Contact our wage and overtime attorneys now.

    • Your employer may owe you an hour’s wage for each break you miss
    • You may be able to receive 2x unpaid wages, costs, and attorney’s fees
Interrupted Breaks
5 (100%) 2 votes