Are Employees Entitled To Breaks?

Yes, employees may not be required to work more than six hours in any given day without having been provided at least one half hour meal period. If an employer restricts the employee's movement during the break, the employee must be paid for that period. The break period may be unpaid.

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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