Iowa Required Workday Break & Meal Periods 2021
Workday Meal Periods:
Workday Rest Periods:
Mandatory Workday Lunch / Meal Breaks in Iowa
While many states have labor regulations specifying the timing and duration of meal breaks that must be provided to employees, the Iowa government has no such laws. Therefore, in unless state law specifies otherwise, meal breaks are scheduled at the discretion of the employer.
Note: Iowa Has Special Regulations for Minor Employees
Although Iowa does not require meal periods for adult employees, separate state regulations define required meal and/or break periods for minor employees under age 18. Learn more about Iowa's child labor regulations here.
Mandatory Workday Rest Periods in Iowa
While some states have labor regulations requiring that employees be allowed one or more workday rest periods, the Iowa government has no such regulations. Therefore, in Iowa, any breaks or rest periods are provided to employees at the discretion of the employer.