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california labor law? for mall retail job?

I just got my first "REAL" job at a mall. retail, and the boss is making m work 8 hour shifts but WITH NO BREAKS in between and when I take lunch I HAVE to clock out. is this legal? OR CAN i just request to take my 20 minute paid break as a lunch? How long are breaks anyway? I googled it and it said 10 minutes but that was 6 year old info, I just need confirmation, on any and al current labor laws THAT IS CALIFORNIA RELATED. ALSO... IS 40 hours+ a week (5 or 7 days??) considered OT? so I can work 11 hour days, 3 days a week and that is NOT CONSIDERED OT??

Asked By: - 5/17/2013
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The law seems to change every couple of years, so make sure you have the most current info from an official source. You might want to start here: http://www.dir.ca.gov/dlse/DLSE-FAQs.htm . The employer is also required to post this info with the current laws on a poster somewhere at the job site. Look for it, it is... More
Answered By: garwig1 - 5/17/2013
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3 days at 11 hours each = not overtime. 40 hours in a 7 day period. breaks are not always allowed. google federal and state laws. what u see is what u get. they are updated ONLY when they change.
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Answered By: Rob - 5/17/2013
 
Lunch breaks are usually at least 30 mins and involves no work. Its legal for it to be unpaid and its very common for hourly employees to be required to do it. The exception is that if the shift for the day is no more than 6 hrs, then a lunch break can be waved, by an agreement between the employee and employer. This... More
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Answered By: lildude211us - 5/18/2013
 
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