Employees are to be scheduled for a meal period of not less than 30 minutes, which begins no less than two hours nor more than five hours from the beginning of the shift. If an employee works during his/her lunch, compensation must be received.
For every four hours worked, employees are entitled to one 15-minute rest break. The rest break must be scheduled as near as possible to the midpoint of the four hours of working time.
Breaks CANNOT be:
- added together
- added to start time or lunch
- used to leave early or arrive late
- used to extend vacations or personal appointments.
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The Washington State Pension Funding Council has increased the member and employer contribution rate