U.S. Break Laws Poster 2024

Rest and meal breaks can be significant for the wellbeing of an employee at their workplace. However, under federal law in the U.S., meal or rest breaks are not mandated.

Some employers may choose to provide meal or rest breaks at their own discretion. In such cases, it is important to note than any meal/rest break lasting less than 20 minutes is to be counted as work hours and should be paid.

On the other hand, if a meal/rest break lasts 30 minutes or longer, it is considered unpaid. Moreover, extending a break period without employer authorization can result in disciplinary action.

This U.S Break Laws Poster provides a detailed breakdown of the types of breaks provided to every type of employee in each state of the U.S.

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