Sunday, August 17, 2008

Paralegal Smoker Found to Have Engaged in Misconduct for Taking 5 Minute Smoke Breaks

See Axed smoker still can't get a break, NYP, 8/8/08, at 4

-paralegal who violated no break policy by taking five minute smoke breaks terminated and appeals court upholds termination-faces repaying unemployment benefits as well for misconduct-based termination

-no break policy did not apply to exempt workers like lawyers and other salaried employees

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