The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is the world’s largest transparent charitable organization in the world.The Foundation was founded by the man behind Microsoft, Bill Gates; his wife Melinda is also plays an active part in helping people all over the world in 2015.So it sounds like the company is complying with the law, as long as they’re getting that break after six hours.
The idea of a competition to earn perks is legal in and of itself, even if it’s designed to get you to work extra shifts.
For instance, it would be reasonable to say something like, “I’m under the weather but want to keep being productive — would it be okay for me to work from home today and tomorrow? We have our busiest registration period coming up and as advisors/call center reps, our bosses want us to get hyped to work the busy, stressful month.
To do this, our bosses have split us up into teams and are giving us tokens to redeem for work perks.
These perks are normally denied to us advisors, but are university approved for everyone to use like teleworking and alternative working schedules.
To earn these tokens, we have to go above and beyond our normal working requirements including being asked to work outside our normal hours without wage compensation, and giving up our lunch/breaks to better assist our students.