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Breaks and Meals by State

Breaks and Meals by State

  Know your state requirements updated August 2023 State Break Requirements Meal Requirements Information Alabama Employees under the age of 16 must receive a 30-minute meal/rest break if they are working for 5 consecutive hours or more. Employees aged 16 and over are not required to take breaks. Employees under the age of 16 must […]

Oregon 2021 Minimum Wage


If you’re an employer in Oregon, you may be ready to kick back and enjoy the summer after a stressful year. But, before you dip your toes in the sand, make sure you’ve updated your labor law posters to reflect the most recent changes to the law: several revisions are taking effect in June and […]

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

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For more information about New Jersey, employer obligations visit New Jersey labor law posting requirements.   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 […]

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

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For more information about Illinois, employer obligations visit Illinois labor law posting requirements. Many states have enacted laws that give employees the right to take short workday breaks, even though federal law does not require it. Similar to California and New York, Illinois has specific requirements for meal and rest breaks. This law is commonly […]

California Meal Periods and Rest Breaks

California Meals & 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.   […]