Rest Breaks

NOTE: This page has been updated to reflect the Augustus et al. v. ABM Security Services Inc., ruling of December 22, 2016.​

​​​​Employers must authorize and permit paid rest periods for all nonexempt employees whose total daily work time is at least 3.5 hours. These mandatory rest breaks must be offered at the rate of 10 “net” minutes for every four hours worked, or “major fraction thereof.”

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