Forced to clock out

In the state of Washington, many dental offices will ask you to clock out midday if there are no patients. This includes full time employees. Offices will charge a patient for not coming, presumably to pay for the overhead, but yet we still have to clock out. Is this legal? Also, in my over 30 years in the field, we never get 10 minute breaks. My current office has a scheduled 30 minute lunch break. Rarely do I get the full 30 minutes. Should I be clicking out if I end up only getting 15 minutes for lunch? Thank you!

1 answer  |  asked Jan 30, 2018 09:02 AM [EST]  |  applies to Washington

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Patty Rose
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posted by Patty Rose  |  Jan 30, 2018 1:05 PM [EST]

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