Ask the Lawyer received the following question (paraphrased for easier reading and clarity) from a reader on a legal matter that might be of interest to the entire audience.
Are government employees supposed to get to two 15 minute breaks per day?
There is no authority mandating 15 minute breaks. Many unions negotiate breaks into collective bargaining agreements. Remember, that breaks are considered to be part of the performance of job duties. Managers of non-bargaining unit employees could grant a break to non-bargaining unit employees but they don’t have to.
Bill Bransford is managing partner of Shaw, Bransford & Roth, PC.
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