To The Point | April-June 2012
New Contractual Language Took Effect April 1, 2012
RNs working twelve hour shifts that are not offered a meal break by the eighth hour of their shift are now entitled to claim a meal break penalty of one hour’s wages. However, if an RN is offered relief for a meal period before the eighth hour of the shift and declines, no missed meal penalty can be claimed. Sharp will monitor declined meal periods via a tracking form that the RN and the meal relief provider will date and initial. Refer to Section 1413 of your Collective Bargaining Agreement for more information.
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