Nevada Required Workday Break & Meal Periods 2023
Workday Meal Periods:
Workday Rest Periods:
Nevada has extensive regulations providing for mandatory break periods during the workday, including both mandatory meal / lunch periods and one or more shorter rest periods. This page provides details about Nevada's meal and rest period requirements.
Mandatory Workday Lunch / Meal Breaks in Nevada
Nevada requires that employees be provided ½ hour for lunch, if work is for 8 continuous hours.
Which employees are covered by Nevada's meal period regulations?
Nevada's meal break law is applicable to employers of two or more employees. It excludes employees covered by a collective bargaining agreement
Additional Meal Period Information
The Nevada Labor Commissioner may grant an exemption to mandatory break laws based on employer evidence of business necessity.
Note: Nevada Has Special Regulations for Minor Employees
In addition to a general regulation requiring meal periods for employees, Nevada has special regulations that require meal periods for minors under age 18. These regulations, which require more frequent and / or longer meal / break periods, take precedence over the general regulations for minor employees. Learn more about Nevada's child labor regulations here.
Mandatory Workday Rest Periods in Nevada
In Nevada, a paid 10-minute rest period is required for each 4 hours worked (or major fraction thereof). If possible, this rest period should be in the middle of each work period. A rest period is not required for employees whose total daily work time is less than 3 and ½ hours.
Which employees are covered by Nevada's rest period regulations?
Nevada's paid rest period law is applicable to employers of two or more employees at a particular place of employment. It excludes employees covered by a collective bargaining agreement.
Additional Rest Period Information
The Nevada Labor Commissioner may grant an exemption to rest period laws on employer evidence of business necessity.