What are my rights for work breaks?

While many workers feel that they should be entitled to a break for lunch or a rest from work, the truth is that those short periods of time off are governed by state laws. Not all managers and supervisors are clear about these policies and you may be wondering whether your employer's decisions are in line with those required by the government. We at Hollingshead and Dudley Trial Lawyers have detailed what the state of Missouri says about this topic so you can be sure that you are being given honest and fair treatment at work.

According to the Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial Relations, you may or may not be allowed breaks, depending on your age. If you are over 16 years old, the choice is left up to your boss and will be determined by your company's policies. This applies to every type of break, including meal breaks and rest periods during your shift.

The rules set forth by the state apply to most workers of all ages, but employees in some industries are entitled to a certain amount of time off. If you are under the age of 16 and employed in the entertainment industry, you must be given 15 minutes of paid time off after every two-hour period that you work. After five and one-half hours of work, you must be given a meal break.

While the rules regarding work breaks can be confusing, an experienced professional can help you understand what you are entitled to. For more information on this topic, please visit our web page.

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