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Is My Employer Required To Provide Me With Rest Periods Or Lunch Breaks?

No, neither Vermont nor Federal law requires that an employer provide these. Rest periods and lunch breaks are provided at the discretion of the employer or under the terms and conditions of a bargaining agreement, such as a union contract. There is also no restriction (except for child labor purposes) on the number of hours and days an employee may be made to work without a rest period.

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