smoking breaks paid under FLSA?
I just read an article that short smoking breaks of 20 minutes or less must be compensated under the FLSA because they are considere hours worked? I'm confused. I thought breaks were regulated under state law.
We have our smokers clock out for their short smoking breaks because they leave the building and many were taking smoking breaks as well as the two 15-minute breaks per day that are scheduled. Is this practice incorrect?