Frequently workers are asked to work during their unpaid lunch hour for certain tasks without the compensation they deserve. Workers are entitled to compensation for on-duty meal periods. If you are an employee not being paid for meal periods but asked to perform your job duties during an unpaid lunch hour, contact the North Carolina wage and hour lawyers at Maginnis Law, PLLC for a free initial consultation or submit a new case inquiry here.
On-duty meal periods overtime suits have arisen within the context of hospital workers, security workers but could arise in any situation where meal periods are automatically deducted from pay and there are continual time crunches to meet deadlines or where the employer simply demands increased productivity while refusing to increase labor costs.
If you and your fellow employees are continually asked to work during your lunch hour and are not compensated for the additional hours worked, contact the Raleigh wage and hour attorneys of Maginnis Law at 919.526.0450. Maginnis Law is a Raleigh civil litigation firm with attorneys handling wage and hour and employment matters throughout the Research Triangle area, including Cary, Apex, Wake Forest, Morrisville, Henderson, Clayton and others. The firm also handles cases throughout the state where groups of employees have been impacted. Contact the firm today to schedule a free initial consultation regarding your wage and hour rights.