meal break

meal break

One or more paid or unpaid breaks taken between the start and finish times of each rostered period at work, the primary purpose of which is to allow employees to have a main meal (breakfast, lunch or dinner), and which are normally longer than other standard breaks.
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The ERAA repealed the rigid rest/meal break scheduling that was previously In force, and encourages parties to negotiate rest and meal breaks In good faith; it requires employers to give employees meal breaks and paid rest breaks, or provide compensatory measures.
A SERIOUSLY-injured Solihull pensioner waited nearly 90 minutes for an ambulance - because the paramedics were on a meal break.
If an employer's meal break policy is compliant under Brinker, and employers do not require employees to take their meal period, then there should be sufficient individualized issues concerning missed meal periods to make a strong argument against certification.
NOW that the meal break issues within the Scottish Ambulance Service have finally been resolved, I'd like to respond to the negative coverage staff were subjected to.
The row was first exposed when the cleaning business announced that the controversial meal break would be axed to save money.
LABOUR MPs have attacked plans to axe a meal break for low-paid workers who clean the Metro.
PARAMEDICS fighting to save a nine-year-old girl with a fractured skull were told the nearest crew could not attend as back-up because they were on a meal break.
The lawsuit also alleges that UMass management "has gone so far as to direct plaintiffs and class members to work during their unpaid meal breaks even though defendants' management knew they would not be able to have a full meal break.
A few states require that a meal break be given if the employee works a specified period, generally seven to eight hours.
Recruit an additional 12 staff to cover meal break periods.
NWAS, in conjunction with its trade union partners, is in the process of devising a robust meal break policy that is consistent across the region and is committed to ensuring that this policy enables the trust to deliver high levels of patient care.
A survey of 1,300 adults shows that the traditional lunch hour is a thing of the past, with half of workers only taking 30 minutes for a meal break.