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Do I have "good cause" to quit my job and receive unemployment?

Vancouver, WA |

In Oct 2010 I informed my employer that he was not following US labor laws by denying me my required 30 min meal break every day I work over 6 hours..
Almost 4 monthes later I am still being denied my 30 min break. My employer has said to me that he is allowed to do that if he pays me for it. But I am not even given the option to even take my 30 min break.

Is this considered "good cause" if I want to quit and receive unemployment?

He has also taken money from my paycheck without my consent, considering it "investment" in his company, as well as denied me overtime pay for about 9 months.

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Attorney answers 1


If the facts are as you say they are, you should definitely speak with an experienced employment attorney. Generally speaking, employers are required to follow the laws you referred to and are not permitted to have you work and then not pay you for it. Good luck.

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