Tag: lunch

Give Me a Break!

I am often asked if employers are required to give their employees breaks during the day. Unfortunately, the answer to that question is no.
Employers are not required to give their employees breaks during the day, not even a lunch break. It seems logical that employers would be required to provide breaks but, at this time, the law does not force employers to do so.
But like every rule, there are some exceptions. First, employers are required to give nursing mothers breaks to expel milk. In fact, they are even required to provide nursing mothers with a clean, private room to use. Second, employers are required to allow disabled employees to take breaks at work if the break helps with the employee’s disability.