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Everyone needs a break, the problem is who determines if you get one? The changes greatly state by state, but the federal restaurant labor laws should keep you and your manager honest.

With 35% of states, of 20 states highlighted by the Department Of Labor, requiring to give hourly employees half an hour break if working for five consecutive hours- do you fall into the majority?


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The required time worked before a break starts at a break for five hours to the first break starting at eight hours! More breaks can always be offered, just not enforced.

Are you being treated fairly in your restaurant? Learn more about restaurant employment laws here.

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