July 14, 2020
- Pay per actual time punches; don’t round at all.
- Require a 45 minute or one hour meal break; don’t bother with 30 minutes.
- Provide meal breaks at the 4th hour (always way before the end of the 5th hour worked).
- Have a fully compliant rest break policy and a strict policy against working off the clock.
- Don’t schedule 6-hour shifts with a 6-hour or less meal wavier; schedule 5 hour shifts or just schedule the meal break.
- Don’t rely on-duty meal waivers.
- Update your handbooks every year, it really is cost effective in the long run.
- Train your managers, and keep records of that training.