Legal Question in Employment Law in Michigan

breaks and hours per shift

In an overtime-required occupation, are there a maximum number of hours a company can require an employee to work or can s/he be asked to work a 24 hr. shift and what is the legally required break schedule, i.e. every 3 hrs.?

The company I work for performs QS9000 certification and inspection of auto parts at our facility and various factories, such as GM, Ford, and smaller suppliers. Basically, we go to our facility or drive to the customers facility and inspect auto parts for any defects. We are a non-union company.

Asked on 6/25/03, 1:43 pm

1 Answer from Attorneys

Regina Mullen Legal Data Services, PLC

Re: breaks and hours per shift

I searched around for a quick answer and couldn't find one, sorry. The answer is defined somewhere, however, and your best resource may well be the local union office. The stewards tend to know these things off the top of their heads, so a quick call the the local Local and you should have a pretty good idea of where you stand. Just don't do it on company time!

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Answered on 6/25/03, 4:55 pm

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