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Okay clarification here people

Okay clarification here people


My Boss asked me this for many reasons. He wants to know me as a person and is wanting to know what outside influences affect me. I have no issue asking this of other people he gave me lead way to say "I rather not answer it." If he said I had to answer it then I would have issues with it. And all six ladies on the team left on their own free will. I mean full pay for 6 months and then a nice package after you leave? What mommy wouldn’t love to be with their baby for a little while?


My boss is a very cool guy he is the type of leader I need to work with me. Matter of fact in the first meeting with him he even said he didn’t want us thinking of him as a manager but as a coach. Now I know some of you have been in sports and understand your coach knows a lot about you and will dig to find your inspirations and strengths and point out your weakness and work on them. If he wants to know if I am single married or not then that is fine. Besides I can never refuse a fellow Thunder Duck! [Our College mascot!]


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Mar. 23rd, 2004 07:14 am (UTC)
Actually, as far as lunch, etc. goes: If you work a full 8 hour shift, they are required to give you at least 30 minutes unpaid "lunch".
Mar. 23rd, 2004 07:23 am (UTC)
Umm Not really they are not required we were reading about this on the Texas workforce website and they are not entitled to do that. Unless you work for the Fed Goverment. ..
Mar. 23rd, 2004 08:08 am (UTC)
The laws may have changed in the last few years, but it used to be mandatory. I'll have to look it up.

Now, they are definitely not required to pay you for these breaks.
Mar. 23rd, 2004 08:16 am (UTC)
I don't think the lunches are mandatory, but if I'm not wrong, one 15 minute break is mandatory for every four hours that you are scheduled to work.
Mar. 23rd, 2004 08:52 am (UTC)
From http://employment-law.freeadvice.com/rights_lunch02.htm
"With the exception of the broadcasting and motion picture industries, the rule for meal periods is that no person may be employed for a work period of more than five hours without a meal period of not less than 30 minutes. However, the meal period may be waived by mutual consent if a work period of not more than six hours will complete the day's work. Unless the employee is completely relieved of duty, the meal period must be considered time worked. Also, if employees must eat on the premises, a suitable place for that purpose must be designated."

This may be a local state law somewhere.
From the Department of Labor website: http://www.dol.gov/dol/topic/workhours/breaks.htm

"Federal law does not require lunch or coffee breaks. However, when employers do offer short breaks (usually lasting about 5 to 20 minutes), federal law considers the breaks work-time that must be paid. Unauthorized extensions of authorized work breaks need not be counted as hours worked when the employer has expressly and unambiguously communicated to the employee that the authorized break may only last for a specific length of time, that any extension of the break is contrary to the employer's rules, and any extension of the break will be punished.

Bona fide meal periods (typically lasting at least 30 minutes), serve a different purpose than coffee or snack breaks and, thus, are not worktime and are not compensable. "

Also from the DoL Website: http://www.dol.gov/elaws/esa/flsa/screen6.asp
"There are a number of employment practices which the FLSA does not regulate. For example, the FLSA does not require:

(1) vacation, holiday, severance, or sick pay;
(2) meal or rest periods, holidays off, or vacations;
(3) premium pay for weekend or holiday work;
(4) pay raises or fringe benefits;
(5) a discharge notice, reason for discharge, or immediate payment of final wages to terminated employees; and
(6) pay stubs or "W-2"s.

The FLSA does not provide wage payment or collection procedures for an employee's usual or promised wages or for commissions in excess of those required by the FLSA. Also, the FLSA does not limit the number of hours in a day, or days in a week, an employee may be required or scheduled to work, including overtime hours, if the employee is at least 16 years old. However, some states do have laws covering some of these issues, such as meal or rest periods, or discharge notices.

The above matters, which are not covered by the FLSA, are generally for agreement between the employer and the employees or their authorized representatives."

However, DoL Does provide regulations distinguishing between paid 'break' time and unpaid 'meal' time, when provided by an employer.
Interesting to note: if your employer requires you to eat at your desk, then they are required to pay you for that time, and cannot deduct it from your hours worked as a bona fide meal time.
Mar. 23rd, 2004 09:10 am (UTC)
YAY!!! Thanks for the information hun!! ^_^
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