Only if two things are true. First, that you are uninterrupted with work tasks during the meal break. That includes things like charting, or answering questions of physicians or other nurses. Second, that you are free to leave your place of employment during your break.
No. If you do not have a full 30 minute uninterrupted meal break with the opportunity to leave the workplace, the law says you must be paid for this time.
The law is not clear on this, but any work that lasts more than 5 minutes during your meal break is likely an interruption. If this happens, your employer must pay you for the full 30 minute break.
In Wisconsin, the law says that even if your break is uninterrupted, you must be paid for this time if you cannot leave the facility. If your employer requires that you remain on the premises during your meal break, you must be paid for this time.
Only if your meal break is uninterrupted and you are able to leave the facility; otherwise, your employer must pay you for this time.
No. Your employer may elect not to provide you with a 30 minute break. But if you are given the meal break, it must be uninterrupted or you should be paid for the entire break period.