Sending emails does not a working lunch make

Bad news for those who think they can get paid for lunch because they sent a couple quick emails over their Big Mac: a federal judge in Florida has ruled that sending a few emails during lunch does not mean that time is considered “compensable.” Because the employers had no way of knowing that the employee in question was sending them on her lunch, the judge found that they could not have “suffered or permitted the employee to work.” Why anyone would want to spend their lunch sending emails instead of watching The Hobbit trailer on repeat is beyond me.

To read more about this decision, click here.

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