VOLUME 15 | September 2018
Are Some Employee Breaks Compensable?
The United States Department of Labor (DOL) recently issued an opinion letter determining whether non-exempt employees’ 15-minute rest breaks were compensable time under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The employees at issue required 15-minute rest breaks every hour, as certified by their health care provider, due to a serious health condition. The DOL determined:
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