In Wisconsin, employers who choose to provide their employees with a lunch break may not have to pay them wages during the time they spend away from work. However, the nature of the lunch break that employees receive must meet certain criteria in order for employers not to be required to pay employees during this time.
Many employers violate these requirements fail to provide their workers with the compensation they earned.
If you suspect that your employer may be unlawfully withholding pay for your lunch breaks, an experienced attorney may be able to help you determine whether or not your rights have been violated.
Legal Requirements For Lunch Breaks
An employer must pay their employees for the time they spend on a lunch break unless the break meets both of the following criteria:
- Lasts for no less than 30 minutes
- Employees are completely relieved of duty for the break’s duration
If a worker’s lunch break does not satisfy these requirements, their employer is legally required to provide them with appropriate compensation.
How can Habush Help?
Habush Habush and Rottier will work with you to determine if your employer has in fact made a lunch break pay violation. It can be confusing to determine if your lunch break deduction of pay qualifies as a violation of your rights.
At Habush Habush and Rottier we will sit down with you, understand your situation, and help you understand the lunch break laws in the state of Wisconsin. If you or someone you know has not been paid for lunch breaks which you should have been paid for according to Wisconsin law, we can help you fight for the wages you have been denied.
Contact Attorneys Jason Knutson or Breanne Snapp at Habush Habush & Rottier today by calling 608-255-6663 and learn more about your rights and options under the law.
We believe that you deserve to be paid for the work that you have done and will help you fight for this compensation.