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News & Events

11.8.2012

Washington Employers Required to Pay Overtime for Some Missed Rest Periods

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Regulations promulgated by the Department of Labor and Industries (“L&I”) under the Washington Minimum Wage Act require employers to provide most non-exempt employees with a paid rest period of at least ten minutes for every four hours worked.  If a covered employee works through or is required to return to work during a rest period, the employee is entitled to take the remainder of the rest period later or must be compensated for the missed rest period.

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