Texas Overtime and Meal & Rest Break Laws for Nurses

Texas has not enacted its own overtime laws and definitions and defers to the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) for guidance and provisions on issues of labor and employment. Under the FLSA, which typically applies to nurses and certain non-doctor positions in the medical industry, employers must provide mandatory overtime pay for workers clocking greater than 40 hours in one workweek. A workweek is defined in the FLSA as seven consecutive days including weekends. Traditionally, the workweek begins on Monday but employers are free to define the workweek as they see fit for their business- however the workweek must be consistent and employers cannot manipulate the definition to avoid paying overtime. The FLSA does not require mandatory overtime for work on Sundays or holidays unless work on those days would cause the employee to surpass the 40-hour maximum.

Texas has not provided statutory guidelines with respect to meal and rest breaks and defers to the FLSA on those issues as well. The FLSA does not require employers to provide breaks for employees regardless of the type of employment or the length of the shift. Many employers choose to provide breaks in the employment contract or as part of the union-negotiated collective bargaining agreement- but the law does not require participation. Employers are within their rights to require an employee to eat while on duty- a common practice in certain medical facilities and emergency care centers.
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