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I work at McDonald's and I want to file a complaint on the store but im not sure who to talk to. no breaks if you work up to 8 hours.

I work at McDonald's and I want to complain about how they treat us and how they don't give breaks even if you work up to 9 hours. I missed a Saturday one day because I got the stomach virus and those are random so I called in like an hour and a half before the time I was supposed to come in (we're supposed to call in 3 hours ahead of time), I didn't expect to vomit all over the place, and two days later the manager talked to me and said he doesn't care what happened I called late and that I have a warning. IM NOT SIGNING IT! I didn't expect to get sick. was I supposed to call the night before to say, "ima get the virus tomorrow before I work so im calling in now"? im not going to be throwing up at a fast food restaurant. I do care about my customers. Also I worked 8 hours and a half and they did not give me one break. Who do I talk to?

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I believe the employer must allow a 30 minute break for each 8 hours worked (meal break). Coffee/smoke breaks are not mandatory by law.

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I didn't read any of this,but I'm sure you deserve a star.... :)
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Two.
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Thanks....X O X O
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Depends on what state they are in. Federal law doesn't require anything, and maybe only less than half the states have any sort of regulations about it either.
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With all the work reforms, labor unions and safety concerns, I'm absolutely stunned that there would still be states that haven't passed laws and regulations about this.
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With all the corporations that are buying up politicians... is it really that surprising?
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Even then, corporations try to save money and wait for sales, like BOGO and 2 for 1 deals ;)
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Sometimes politicians are a dime a dozen....lol
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The manager

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The department of labor.

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is there a number per state for that? or how do I get the number?
google? lol
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Just type "your state" department of labor into your search bar.
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angrily email the ceo

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Your manager first, if he doesn't do anything then talk to the human resources department.

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Depends on what state you are in. On a Federal level there are not any laws requiring meal/break periods... http://www.dol.gov/dol/topic/workhours/breaks.htm

So you'd need to check you State Labor Board, to see if they were actually in violation. http://www.workplacefairness.org/breaks_statelaws?agree=yes

As to the warning, unless you have a doctor's note, there may not be much that you can do.

In either case if you need to speak to someone who is up the chain of command from your boss, your best bet is to call them directly. However make sure that you speak calmly, and have your points concisely stated, and ideas for how the situation can be fixed.

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You're right. I noticed that I put federal instead of state by mistake. In Pennsylvania we have mandated breaks at selected times. Thankfully I've been with my union since I graduated high school & never ran into a screwed up situation like this person is. It really bothers me seeing people overworked, underpaid & unreprested.
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It's cool - a lot of people think that they are mandatory, so it usually comes as a big shock when they find out it's not (if they aren't lucky to be in a state that actually cares about it's workers).
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Contact your local state labor board & file a grievance. Make sure that you get a copy of the grievance for your own records in case of any unforseen problems in the future. Also, keep a log of what days you work without any break. DO NOT report it to your manager or his assistant since they are the ones who make your scheduling to begin with & are aware that this violation goes on. You are required to get a 15 minute break for every 6 hours & a 30 minute break for every 8 hours of work. This is something that is not optional, it is a federal law.

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i agree with jimlabenz. keep a log. the franchise owner and managers know what they are doing. laws may vary from state to state on breaks but eight hours is way too long without no breaks. good luck.
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Get used to it.... Jk, dept. of labor

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Because McDonalds is a franchising company, a lot depends on your Franchisee (pretty much the manager of the store), so you would probably have to talk to them. If that doesn't work out, you would have to send your complaints higher. Frankly, probably nothing will change, unfortunately, McDonalds is doing so well that they wont care if they lose one worker. The only other thing you could do is join a union

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They are required to post employment info in a conspicuous place; the state department name and number should be listed.

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all the information you received on breaks is good information, read up on your state laws. as for signing, you do not sign your agreement, you are signing that you received it and if you are still concerned sign it with a sentence that you acknowledge receipt of the notice without agreement.

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i also agree with ajc77. you can sign it and that you do not agree with it. good luck.
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