Depending on the state in which an employee works, he may be entitled to a lunch break, although lunch breaks are not mandated under federal law, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. For instance, California is an ... More »

Employees may or may not be entitled to a break at work depending on where they live. Break periods and mealtimes are not mandated by federal law in the United States, as of 2014. Some states have implemented laws requir... More »

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In general, salaried employees are not considered eligible for overtime pay, but that rule depends on the amount of money the salaried employee makes; American workers who earn a salary that breaks down to less than $455... More »

The Fair Labor Standards Act does not require employers to offer any type of meal or rest breaks. As of 2015, 22 states have laws requiring some type of break, but only seven of those states require both types of breaks.... More »

Under federal law, there is no limit on the overtime hours an employer can force, as long as the employer obeys pay laws and employee safety is not at risk. However, many states enforce regulations that limit the hours a... More »

The U.S. Department of Labor reports that employers are not required by federal law to give a former employee a final paycheck immediately, except where stipulated by state law. However, employers cannot withhold an empl... More »

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There are no official legal guidelines covering severance pay, though it is commonly received based on a prior agreement between an employer and employee, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. The payment is usually... More »