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February 20, 2008

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kat

my new job fired me for wanting an lunch break

Dunkin Employee


why does Dunkin Donuts require you to sign a waiver for lunch at the the of employement??
With the economy the way it is - how can I not sign it? I worked 8 hours without a break!!!

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Dunkin Employee, we can't respond to individual legal inquiries on this blog. Please contact employment law attorney, Kevin Maltby, for guidance regarding your specific concern. KMaltby@BaconWilson.com, 413.781.0560

non smoker

If an employer allows 10-15 minute breaks during the day for some employees, do they have to allow it for ALL? I'm referring to smokers of course. When I started my job, every 2 hours like clockwork a mass of people would get up and walk out for a break. I actually had a supervisor hunt me down and drag me back to my desk saying "we don't give breaks here". Smokers are allowed to go out for a cigarette but but that's not considered a 'break'. Any way of calling BS on this without getting fired?

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non smoker:We can't respond to individual legal inquiries on this blog. Please contact employment law attorney, Kevin Maltby, for guidance regarding your specific concern. KMaltby@BaconWilson.com, 413.781.0560

Diane

If a work shift is only 5 1/2 hours can an employer require employees to take a 30 minute unpaid break?

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Diane, we can't respond to individual legal inquiries on this blog, but if you'd like to pursue this, please contact attorney, Kevin Maltby: 413.781.0560 or KMaltby@BaconWilson.com

Jamie

I work at a retail supermarket as a stock clerk, and have had no lunch break in 10 years, now my employment wants me to take a 30 min unpaid lunch break. I work 8 hrs a day 40 a week. Full time. Can I tell them no,I don't want to be there 8 1/2 hours, whether paid or not.

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Jamie, we can't respond to individual legal inquiries on this blog, but if you'd like to pursue this, please contact attorney, Kevin Maltby: 413.781.0560 or KMaltby@BaconWilson.com

Mel

Is it true that salaried managers are NOT required to take a lunch break according to Mass law?

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Thanks for your comment, Mel. Unfortunately we cannot respond to individual legal inquiries here. Please direct your questions to attorney, Kevin Maltby: 413.781.0560 or KMaltby@BaconWilson.com

nancy briscoe

can an employer deduct 1 hour break from me daily when i actually get a 40 minute lunch break along w/ 2 10 minute short rest periods daily. I am getting conflicting answers and would like to persue this

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Thanks for your comment, Nancy. Unfortunately we cannot respond to individual legal inquiries here. Please direct your questions to attorney, Kevin Maltby: 413.781.0560 or KMaltby@BaconWilson.com

Chris Elbrand

If I post an individual legal inquiry regarding Massachusetts fair wage, meals and break policies, will you be able to answer it on this blog?

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Unfortunately, Chris, we cannot respond to individual legal inquiries here. Please direct your questions to attorney, Kevin Maltby: 413.781.0560 or KMaltby@BaconWilson.com

Angela Scott

Does an employee need to sign a waiver each day or will one waiver be OK for a period of time. Is there a minimum or maximum that the waiver will be good for? If a waiver lasts for a period of time and an employee wants to take a break how often may they change the status and how do they do it.

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Angela, thanks for your questions; however, we cannot respond to individual legal inquiries here. Please contact attorney, Kevin Maltby at 413.781.0560 or KMaltby@BaconWilson.com for legal assistance.

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