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31 Jul
Auto-Deducting Unpaid Meal Breaks

Can Auto-Deducting Meals Create an FLSA Wage and Hour Violation?

by Whitfield Bryson & Mason | Wage & Hour | Share

Technology and automation can be lifesavers as far as increasing a business’s efficiency; however, sometimes doing things automatically can have dire consequences. One such practice is the auto-deducting of employees’ unpaid meal breaks from their pay. Many companies set up this auto-deduction for administrative ease and to avoid the necessity of tracking employees clocking in…

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