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Lunch and Rest Breaks
There are no federal laws that require lunch or rest breaks for employees. Federal law does not require you to pay employees if the lunch break is less than 30 minutes or if the employees are not fully relieved of their duties. However, most states have laws that govern if and when you must give employees rest and lunch breaks. HR Specialist has a chart that shows the requirements of each state; it can be found at http://www.thehrspecialist.com/67415/All_states_chart_on_mandatory_breaks.hr?cat=compensation_and_benefits.
Notice: This article is designed to provide accurate and authoritative information in regard to the subject matter covered. It has been provided to member schools with the understanding that ACSI is not engaged in rendering legal, accounting, tax, or other professional service. If legal advice or other expert assistance is required, the services of a competent professional should be sought. Laws vary by jurisdiction, and the specific application of laws to particular facts requires the advice of an attorney.
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