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Give Us A Break!

Advocating for workers’ rights is not a new topic—but it would be nice to think that Virginia is moving forwards instead of backwards. The living wage movements at William & Mary and the University of Virginia are great examples of workers and the community fighting together for better pay and benefits. However, there are some rights that seem so basic that most people take for granted as being the law. In actuality, very few rights are protected for workers on the job. For some Virginians, even the basic right to take a paid break is denied to them. If you are a worker in Virginia over the age of 16, no employer has to give you a paid break or an unpaid meal period...


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