Retail company in MA. I know 30 Minute breaks are unpaid but they also make you punch out for 10 Minute rest periods if working under 6 hours if you are leaving the building, even if you are just stepping out front Is that legal? Also, they will schedule employees for more than a week straight, and sometimes even requiring to work over time. Is this legal?
An employer can make you work as much as they want. This means they can schedule you for as many days in a row as they want and they can force you to work as much overtime as they want. The only remedy for being forced to work extra days is overtime pay. Because only the 30 minute lunch break is required, this means the employer can have policies for other breaks as well. You are only required to be paid for time actually working, so if you leave the premises, I don't see why it would be illegal to make you clock out. Nothing you mention here is illegal, but they do appear to be not great work requirements. Unfortunately, if you don't like the schedule, your only option is to quit, and if you quit, you will not be eligible for unemployment.
I am a Massachusetts attorney and answer questions based on Massachusetts law. The above answer is for educational purposes only and does not create an attorney client relationship or constitute legal advice.
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