The acting manager of the store where I work just told me that it's the law that I have to take a lunch break. I've searched Alaska labor law to the best of my ability, and the only thing I can find about that is that employers must offer a lunch break for workers under 18, and that they may offer a lunch break for workers 18 and older. Quite frankly, I think he's full of hot air, and I'd much rather not take a lunch so that I can leave at 4. I work in an office, so it's not like I'm doing any sort of physical labor. I've been skipping lunch breaks for nearly a year now, and this is the first time anything has come up. The office manager, who doesn't work here anymore, didn't have a problem with it, and she's a real stickler for rules.
Is there any law (Alaska state or federal) that says that I must take a lunch break?
Thanks for any advice that you can give.
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