Can I be forced to take an additional 15 minutes for lunch because I punch in too early on my lunch

I had several 44 minute lunch breaks instead of 45 minute lunch breaks. Because of this my employer has decided I must take an additional 15 minutes each time I punch out for lunch. Is this legal and do I have any recourse?

1 answer  |  asked Jun 24, 2010 04:16 AM [EST]  |  applies to Florida

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Scott Behren
Are you actually taking a lunch during this time or are you working? If you are working during any portion of your lunch break you should be getting paid for that time. For more information on this area check out my employee rights blog at or my website

posted by Scott Behren  |  Jun 24, 2010 7:19 PM [EST]

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