Is it possible for me to sue a fast food franchise because they did not give me a break in 9 hours straight?

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Is it possible for me to sue a fast food franchise because they did not give me a break in 9 hours straight?

I am 18 years old.

Asked on June 20, 2015 under Employment Labor Law, New Jersey

Answers:

M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 6 years ago | Contributor

The fact is that many states require an employer to provide an employee with a meal break and/or�rest breaks. However, my reasearch suggests that NJ does not mandate such time. Instead, NJ employers follow federal law which states that breaks are not required, although an employer can volunraily offer breaks.


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