Nurses Entitled To 30 Minute Meal Breaks

Overtime Laws For Nurses Taking Meal or Lunch Breaks

Nurses often work grueling hours. As a result a full 30-minute meal break or lunch break is necessary for them to regain strength, awareness and concentration to perform their job duties well.

Nurses Entitled To 30 Minute BreaksTypically, a nurses’ responsibilities include working with patients, observe and record patient behavior, consult with physicians and other healthcare professionals, establish treatment plans, operate medical equipment, supervise licensed practical nurses (LPNs) and certified nurse assistants (CNAs), perform diagnostic tests, treat medical emergencies, administer medications and treatments.

According to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), employers are not required to provide employees with breaks. However, many employers do provide meal breaks in an effort to stimulate effectiveness and constructive workplace relations. The FLSA is a difficult statute to navigate and state laws can complicate the picture even more. Nurses working long hours in hospitals or other facilities and not receiving a full 30-minute break should speak to one of our experienced overtime pay attorneys to discuss their case and determine their legal rights.

Both individual and nurse class action lawsuits have been filed against hospitals and supervisors who prohibit them to take a full 30-minute meal break they earn because they have to remain on call.

If you or someone you know worked or is working as a nurse and has been denied full 30-minute lunch breaks the employer may be held responsible for failing to make time available for required and necessary breaks. In fact, your employer, whether it may be a hospital, doctor’s office, or any other care facility may be in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

Call our award winning law firm today at (855) 754-2795 to speak with one of our experienced and qualified unpaid overtime law attorney.  We have significant experience in these types of cases and understand the laws under the FLSA, including a nurse’s right to receive a 30 minute break from work.

There are strict deadlines for filing a lawsuit so it is important that you call our lawyers today. We will start working on your case immediately gathering all the evidence to prove and win your claim. Call now for your Free, No Obligation Case Review.  Best of all we will represent you in your claim under our No Win, No Fee Promise.  This means there are no legal costs to you until we win or settle your case.

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