Must My Employer Provide For Meal Or Rest Periods?

An employer must allow for a meal period of at least 20 minutes after 5 hours of work for employees who are to work 7.5 continuous hours or more.

The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.

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