Auto-deducting employees' unpaid meal breaks from their pay is an appealing administrative practice for some companies. But the practice has resulted in employee class actions against some businesses that have used the practice. While auto-deducting policies are not necessarily illegal, they do carry some legal risks. For a recent article published by the HR news website HR Dive, Erin E. McAdams, a member of the Litigation and Labor and Employment practice groups, offered insights on the legalities surrounding auto-deducted meal breaks, as well as best practices for employers in implementing such policies. The article, “Auto-deducted meal breaks — can they be done?” was published July 29, 2019.
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