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7 hours of telemarketing what is the law for breaks, lunch.

The federal government and the FLSA does not cover breaks or vacation time. These items are covered by state regulations state by state.

Pennsylvania says that breaks are not mandatory for those over the age of 17.

Meals and Break

Pennsylvania employers are required to provide a 30 minute break period to employees
ages 14 through 17 who work five or more consecutive hours. Child Labor Law, Act of
1915, P.L. 286, No. 177, Section 4.  Employers are not required to give breaks for
employees 18 and over. PA Dept. of Labor: Wage and Hour FAQs.  If an employer chooses
to provide breaks, and the break last less than 20 minutes, it must be paid. If an employer
allows meal periods, it does not have to be paid if the employee does not work during the
meal period and it lasts more than 20 minutes. Pennsylvania Code 231.1


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Shirley McAllister, CPP, PHR


I can answer questions about payroll laws and payroll tax laws and Human Resource laws and agencies. I can answer federal payroll and human resource law questions and most states; I do not have a knowledge of the local taxes for cities and counties within the state. If and when I can I will try and send you the website where you can reference the answer and where you can obtain more information as well as a contact number if needed for that particular agency. Some agencies I have worked with are IRS, Department of Labor (federal and state), Revenue Canada (and provincial governments), Inland Revenue, OSHA (0ccupational Safety and Health Administration); Social Security Administration and National Child Support as well as other agencies in Payroll and Human Resources. Some Laws I am particularly familiar with are FLSA (Fair Labor Standards Act), ADA (Americans With Disabilities Act), FMLA (Family Medical Leave Act) COBRA (Consolidated Omnibus Reconciliation Act ) , QDRO's, QMCSO's, and other support orders and garnishments, USERRA (Uniformed Services Employment and Remployment Rights Act,PPA Act (Pension Protection Act of 2006, As well as most other employment type acts. I am also well versed in the Title V Civil Rights Act and the HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act).


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