I am scheduled to work 40hrs per week. I work 8-4, eight hours a day. I prefer not to take the 30 min unpaid lunch that is provided by my employer. I have a coworker who says to watch out if the Dept. of Labor comes in. Is it mandatory to make someone take that 1/2 hour? I usually eat my lunch at my desk so I am getting a chance to eat. I just want to know otherwise I have to change my work day to 8-4:30 to include my lunch. Thank you for your time.1 answer | asked Aug 13, 2004 5:30 PM [EST] in Employment Law | applies to New York
Under New York State law, as enforced by the New York State Department of Labor, employers must give employees work more than a certain number of hours per day a lunch break of at least 30 minutes.
posted by David M. Lira | Aug 13, 2004 8:05 PM [EST]