Question by  colshan (63)

Can I sign a waiver that enables him to request me to work through my lunch period, if my employers is asking me to shorten the work shift by not stopping for lunch?

My employers is asking his workers to shorten the work shift by not stopping for lunch. This would allow him to add a graveyard shift without cutting into day shift and evening shift. I would like to accommodate him.


Answer by  Chaneygirl (1755)

The US Department of Labor has no requirement for lunch breaks regardless of hours worked. Your local or state labor department may have different rules. Generally the rules favoring the employee (required breaks) are the ones that prevail.


Answer by  Cali2307 (1337)

It ultimately depends on the wage and hour laws for the state in which you work; however, I do not know of a state that allows for no lunch break if you are working a full day. There are often waivers that can be signed to let you change other aspects of the shift.

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