Is My Employer Required To Provide Lunch Or Rest Breaks?

For workers 18 years or older there is no state law that requires that an employer give you breaks and/or lunches. Minor workers may not work more than 5 hours without a 30­minute uninterrupted break.

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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