Illinois employers that employ minor employees under 16 years old should consider including this model policy statement in their handbook to inform minor employees and their supervisors about legally required meal breaks and to demonstrate compliance with Illinois's Child Labor Law.
A new Field Assistance Bulletin from the US Department of Labor (DOL) takes longstanding principles used to interpret the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and the Family and Medical Act (FMLA) and applies them to common situations involving remote workers.
Updated title to reflect terminology used in the law; updated statement to include information on meal period waivers; and updated guidance to include information on acknowledgement of receipt and employee coverage.
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