Lunch and Rest Break Labor Laws
Rest break labor laws state that employers are required to provide a compensated ten minute rest break in the middle of every four hours of work time, including major fractions thereof. In addition, lunch break laws state that employers must provide an uncompensated, duty-free meal period of at least thirty minutes for any shift in excess of five hours. Therefore, if your employer requires you to perform any work or assume any responsibility during your meal period, you must be paid for the entire period.
If your employer is violating the break/lunch labor laws, you (and other employees) may be entitled to a significant award of back pay. Please contact us for a free and confidential case evaluation or simply to learn more about your right to rest and lunch breaks during the workday.