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 letter said: "In summary we did have a vehicle to send but it was sent back for a meal break.
Under the Fair Labor Standards Act, the federal law that applies to the payment of wages in Texas, each employee must be completely relieved of all duties for employers to deduct wages for a meal break.
RESOLVED Scottish Ambulance Service workers have accepted a meal break deal
He warned that if the meal break can't be removed: "The other option available to us is to consider reducing the head count on the contract which could lead to job losses, and it is our intention to work to avoid this situation.
Labour MP for Newcastle North Catherine McKinnell said: "Removing a half-hour paid meal break for workers already on the minimum wage is particularly harsh in the face of the significant increase in profits made by Churchill.
According to the lawsuit, although the UMass policy is to deduct 30 minutes of pay for each shift of its employees for meal breaks, it expects employees to be available to work throughout their shifts and consistently requires its employees to work during their unpaid meal breaks.
Related to the issue of rest and meal breaks are health, bathroom, and smoking breaks.
The ambulance technician, who asked not to be named, told the Gazette the vast majority of staff in the Tees area still want to be called to emergencies even if they are on a meal break.
CRITICALLY ILL patients on Merseyside are waiting up to 40 minutes for an ambulance because there are not enough paramedics to cover meal breaks.
The Trust will deal with tomorrow's meal break change by changing rotas for staff as well as installing a new break management system at call centre level to support control room staff in managing the allocation of breaks.
A rapid response paramedic took 11 minutes 43 seconds to reach him in Consett, Co Durham, because the local ambulance crew - just six minutes away - was on a meal break.
State law requires a 30-minute meal break every five hours of work, along with a 10-minute break during every four working hours.