Idaho Overtime and Meal & Rest Break Laws for Nurses

Idaho currently does not offer a statute to protect those in the nursing profession with regard to overtime pay. In any situation where a state code does not provide specific labor and employment provisions and guidelines, workers must refer to the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act, a federal enactment that guides employers and their employees about specific labor-related issues. Under the FLSA, employers must provide workers with overtime pay for any work hours that exceed 40 within one workweek- or seven consecutive days. Overtime pay is calculated at regular hourly wage plus one-half of that regular wage. Thus, if a nurse typically makes $10 per hour, overtime pay would equal $15 per hour.

With respect to meal and rest breaks, Idaho nurses are also protected under the FLSA as there are no Idaho statutes on point. The FLSA does not expressly require employers to provide workers with any rest or meal breaks unless such breaks are provided for in the employment contract. If an employer opts to provide short rest breaks (usually no longer than 20 minutes) the breaks must be compensable. Meal breaks are typically unpaid and last 30 minutes or more. Employers may require an employee to eat while on duty depending on the nature of the work.
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