Clarification of federal break regulations
I would like to get a clarification of the federal law that states employees are entitled to a 15 minute break for every 2 hours worked, and a lunch for every 8 hours worked. I've always understood that the breaks are for the time SCHEDULED ie. 8 hour shift you get a lunch and 2 breaks. My employer says because the half hour lunch reduces to the hours to 7 and a half were only entitled to lunch and ONE break. Picky question, I know. Answer would be appreciated.