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An employer must display a notice stating at least when work starts and ends, when each shift starts and ends, and all scheduled meal breaks. The notice must be placed in a location where all employees can read it. An employer must give an employee 24 hours' notice of a change in shift, unless the employee would be entitled to overtime wages as a result of the change, or the shift is extended before it ends.

Employers must ensure that no employee works more than five consecutive hours without a meal break lasting at least half an hour.

An employer must pay extra wages if it requires overtime work. An employee is entitled to wages of 1.5 times his regular wage for any time he works beyond eight hours a day or 40 hours a week, and double his regular wage for any time beyond 11 hours a day or 48 hours a week.

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