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By Debra Roth

Q & A Session – Paid 15-Minute Breaks

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Ask the Lawyer received the following question (paraphrased for easier reading and clarity) from a reader on a legal matter that might be of interest to the entire audience.

Q:

If you are a federal employee, do you have the right to leave your workplace and do an errand on a 15-minute paid break?

A:

No.

Bill Bransford is managing partner of Shaw Bransford & Roth PC.

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Comments

  1. Pat M Says:
    May 26th, 2012 at 8:33 pm

    The RIF preference order is: 10 pt Vets, 5 pt Vets, then non-Veterans based on years of seniority.

  2. Chanelle Pigford Says:
    August 21st, 2012 at 6:47 pm

    Yea right , I filed for an increase for comp in March of 2010, 23 months later and still no movement. The Va has it’s head up it’s Ass . They lie to the public and have been claiming to resolve the backlog since 2005 . Meanwhile with 3 wars they act like they didn’t expect so many troops to make it back. Why didn’t they hire more Raters earlier? They only had 10 years and a multi billion dollar budget this entire time.

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