North Carolina Required Workday Break & Meal Periods 2021
Workday Meal Periods:
Workday Rest Periods:
Mandatory Workday Lunch / Meal Breaks in North Carolina
While many states have labor regulations specifying the timing and duration of meal breaks that must be provided to employees, the North Carolina government has no such laws. Therefore, in unless state law specifies otherwise, meal breaks are scheduled at the discretion of the employer.
Note: North Carolina Has Special Regulations for Minor Employees
Although North Carolina 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 North Carolina's child labor regulations here.
Mandatory Workday Rest Periods in North Carolina
While some states have labor regulations requiring that employees be allowed one or more workday rest periods, the North Carolina government has no such regulations. Therefore, in North Carolina, any breaks or rest periods are provided to employees at the discretion of the employer.