Federal Required Workday Break & Meal Periods 2021
Workday Meal Periods:
Workday Rest Periods:
Mandatory Workday Lunch / Meal Breaks in Federal
While many states have labor regulations specifying the timing and duration of meal breaks that must be provided to employees, the Federal government has no such laws. Therefore, in unless state law specifies otherwise, meal breaks are scheduled at the discretion of the employer.
While most states have additional legislation specifying required meal periods for minor employees under age 18, the Federal government has no such regulations.
Mandatory Workday Rest Periods in Federal
While some states have labor regulations requiring that employees be allowed one or more workday rest periods, the Federal government has no such regulations. Therefore, in Federal, any breaks or rest periods are provided to employees at the discretion of the employer.