FLSA Language on Breaks
We allow our dock staff a 15-minute, un-paid break and a 30-minute unpaid lunch. The manager of the dock staff recently read in a newsletter that "employees must be paid for short breaks (typically, between five and 20 minutes)." I've done some internet searching and I've found several other places where this 5-20 minutes thing is restated. My problem is, I can't seem to find that language in the actual FLSA. Does anyone know where this comes from? Is it written right into the Act, or is it an opinion letter? My boss is very particular about finding these things directly in the law, even if an "expert" expresses them. Any help would be much appreciated!