The place I work at doesnt give any breaks. I thought TX law stated that companys had to give 2 15 mintue breaks and a 30 minute lunch break. Or one 1 hour lunch break per 8 hour period. Anyone know?
tx has no such law.. its a myth law.stephen4785 said:The place I work at doesnt give any breaks. I thought TX law stated that companys had to give 2 15 mintue breaks and a 30 minute lunch break. Or one 1 hour lunch break per 8 hour period. Anyone know?
ok but we are working 12 hour shifts01WhiteCobra said:Neither Texas nor Federal law addresses lunch or breaks.
As far as making you work 7 days a week, as long as they are paying you the overtime (if non-exempt) they can make you work 7 days a week, 52 weeks a year, 10 hours a day.
You are right.... breaks are a privilege unless stated in individual state law and I dont think Texas has such.... I know Oklahoma doesntblackstripe5.0 said:I don't think there is any law for breaks...I think you have to work either 6 or 8 hours and supp to get at least 30 minute lunch
Optional employee benefits and payroll practices not required under any law include such things as:
breaks - although some states require breaks, most do not - federal law has no break requirement - the only exceptions are found in OSHA regulations relating to highly hazardous occupations such as high-altitude steel erection workers or nuclear plant workers - most companies do allow some sort of breaks, however
"coffee breaks" (rest breaks) are paid, since they are regarded as promoting productivity and efficiency on the part of employees and thus benefit the employer - 20 minutes or less in duration
"lunch breaks" are unpaid - defined as 30 minutes or longer for the purpose of eating a meal - employee must be "fully relieved of duties" during the meal break – if employee is answering phones, filing, or otherwise working while eating, the "break" is counted as regular work time
premium, holiday, and weekend pay - this is extra pay for unusual hours, such as "double time" or "triple time" pay for working extra overtime or during times when most employees take off - this is not required under any law, but is often a matter of supply and demand, i.e., whatever is necessary to get employees to be available at unusual times
shift differentials - defined as higher hourly pay for second or third shifts, as opposed to the normal hourly rate given to workers on the daytime shift - as with "premium pay" above, this is a function of supply and demand
raises - not required under state or federal laws, unless the minimum wage is increased on either the federal or the state level. However, even though raises are not required, withdrawing a raise that has previously been promised could give an employee good cause to quit. Important: once a raise goes into effect, the employer must pay it until it is withdrawn - it may be withdrawn only prospectively, never retroactively - a retroactive pay cut will always violate the law
pensions - pension or retirement plans are not required - however, keep the "1000-hour rule" in mind in case you have a pension plan and any workers who work at least 1000 hours in a 12-month period
An employer does not have to give a break or a lunchtime to ANY employee unless they are covered some other agreement (like a union contract). The state of Texas, nor the Feds give a crap about breaks or lunch.99shestang said:If you work an 8 hour shift you have to be given 2 15 minute breaks. I'm not sure about the lunch time, but I know you have to be given a break. But if you are part time, I think you get 1 15 minute break.
Look it up on google or yahoo.
Done it before. 4 months straight, 12 hour shifts, 7 days a week building control panel/computer systems for natural gas turbines.Whitesmoke said:ok but we are working 12 hour shifts
fuck it im getting a part time job and going back to school the "real world" is bullshit