Texas Employers Need to Know About Meal and Rest Break Labor Laws

Although some states, like California and New York, have strict requirements for employers to provide meal and rest breaks, Texas is not one of them.   Under Texas law, there is no requirement for an employer to provide a meal period or break to its employees. Instead, employers must adhere to the requirements of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), which also does not mandate a meal or rest

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What Are the Legal Requirements for Workday Breaks in Pennsylvania?

Whether an employer permits its employees to have meal breaks and rest breaks is largely within the employer’s discretion. While some states, like California and New York, have strict requirements for employers to provide meal and rest breaks, Pennsylvania is not one of them.   Under Pennsylvania law, there is no requirement for an employer to provide a meal or rest break to its adult employees. Pennsylvania’s only requirement for

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What Are the Legal Requirements for Workday Breaks in Ohio?

  Whether an employer permits its employees to have meal breaks and rest breaks is largely within the employer’s discretion. Although some states, like California and New York, have strict requirements for employers to provide meal and rest breaks, Ohio is not one of them.   Under Ohio law, there is no requirement for an employer to provide a meal period or rest break to its adult employees age 18

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What Are the Legal Requirements for Workday Breaks in New Jersey?

Whether an employer permits its employees to have meal breaks and rest breaks is largely within the employer’s discretion. While some states, like California and New York, have strict requirements for employers to provide meal and rest breaks, New Jersey is not one of them.   Under New Jersey law, there is no requirement for an employer to provide a meal period or rest break to its adult employees age

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Illinois Labor Law Alert: Longer Workday Breaks Required for Some Workers

Many states have enacted laws that give employees the right to take short workday breaks, even though federal law does not require it. Like California and New York, Illinois has specific requirements for meal and rest breaks. This law is commonly called the “One Day Rest in Seven Act” in Illinois.     Here is a summary of the Illinois requirements:   Meal Breaks in Illinois   Illinois law requires

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What Are the Legal Requirements for Workday Breaks in Florida?

  Whether an employer permits its employees to have meal breaks and rest breaks is largely within the employer’s discretion. While some states, like California and New York, have strict requirements for employers to provide meal and rest breaks, Florida is not one of them.   In the Sunshine State, there is no requirement for an employer to provide a meal period or rest break to its employees aged 18

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Breaks and Meals by State

  Know your state requirements State Break Requirements Meal Requirements Information Alabama Not Required for employees 16 or older. Employees age 14–15 require an unpaid 30-minute meal/rest break if working 5 continuous hours. Not Required for employees 16 or older. Employees age 14–15 require an unpaid 30-minute meal/rest break if working 5 continuous hours. Federal Law Applies: Breaks lasting less than 20 minutes are required to be paid and are

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What Employers Need to Know About Meal Periods and Rest Breaks Under New York Law

New York labor laws include several important employee meal period and rest break requirements for employers to understand. Employers in New York who fail to comply with these rules subject themselves to liability, including penalties, under the state’s wage and hour laws.   Here is a summary of what New York law requires of employers when it comes to employee meals and rest breaks.   Meal Periods Under New York

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California Meal Periods and Rest Breaks

It’s important for California employers to understand California labor laws governing meal periods and rest breaks. Otherwise, they may find themselves subject to significant amounts of litigation as well as financial risk from legal penalties. Here is a summary of what California law requires when it comes to employee meal periods and rest breaks.   Meal Periods Under California Law Hourly, nonexempt employees in California are entitled to at least

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