Q: Who are entitled to meal and rest breaks?
A: Under the law, employees who work for more than six hours a day must be given by their employer’s meal and rest breaks.
Q: Are exempt employees also entitled to meal and rest breaks?
A: Typically, employees with positions that are executive, supervisory, and professional or outside sales position are not entitled to meal and rest breaks.
Q: How long are meal and rest breaks?
A: If you are an exempt employee, your employer must give you two 10-minute rest breaks, and one lunch break of at least 30 minutes.
Q: What should I do if my employer refuses to give me meal and rest breaks as well as overtime pay even if I am entitled to it?
A: If your employer deprives you of your labor rights, then the best way to go is to consult with an attorney specializing in labor law violations. It is strictly prohibited for employers to deprive their employees with rest and meal breaks and overtime pay. With the help of your labor lawyer, you can pursue a claim against your company for you to receive compensations.