Am I Entitled To Lunch And Rest Breaks?

There is no state law requiring a break be provided. The law does state that, with exceptions, an employee shall not be required to work for seven and a half or more consecutive hours without at least a thirty­minute meal period. Employers are exempt from the requirement if

  1. requiring compliance would be adverse to public safety,
  2. the duties of the position may only be performed by one employee,
  3. the employer employs less than 5 employees on a shift at a single place of business (only applies to that shift),
  4. the continuous nature of an employer's operation requires employees be available to respond to urgent conditions and employees are compensated for break and meal periods.

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