Meal And Rest Breaks
Asking employees to do work-related activities during rest and meal breaks can seem like a minor inconvenience, but when all of the time that various employees spend working through their breaks is added up, it can result in a substantial amount of pay that employers are effectively stealing from their employees.
Most employers provide unpaid meal or lunch breaks to its employees.
However, employers take advantage of their workers in a variety of ways related to their rest and meal breaks. Some of these violations of worker rights include:
- Being told to do tasks while on break
- Being told that you cannot leave the office
- Being told to be ready to go back to work at a moment’s notice
Workers sometimes mistakenly believe that if they are allowed to eat while they work, this counts as a break. If your lunch break is unpaid, it is your time and your employer should not be asking you to perform any work-related tasks.
We can help people understand how they are being cheated by their employers and help them take appropriate action. If you have any questions about rest or meal break issues, contact our office to discuss the matter in greater depth.
Helping Workers Get Paid For Work Done During Rest And Meal Breaks
At Preston & Brar LLC, our attorneys focus on helping workers secure the full pay they deserve. We can analyze your situation and identify any ways your employer may be taking advantage of you and other employees. Most employers who fail to pay a worker for all that he or she does also fail to fully compensate other employees similarly. Our extensive experience allows us to help our clients fight for the full pay they deserve for their work.
Contact The Salt Lake City Meal And Rest Breaks Attorneys Of Preston & Brar LLC
If you have questions regarding how your employer handles your breaks, we can help you identify and pursue compensation for any violations of your rights. To schedule a free initial consultation, call us at 801-269-9541 or 801-577-1988 or contact us online.
We are also available after hours or on weekends for consultations.
We take wage and overtime cases on a contingent basis. We get paid only if you get paid.