Are there any legal guidelines for how long a salaried employee should get for a lunch break?

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Are there any legal guidelines for how long a salaried employee should get for a lunch break?

Are there any legal guidelines for how long a salaried
employee should get for a lunch break?

Asked on October 3, 2019 under Employment Labor Law, California

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 2 years ago | Contributor

No, unlike hourly employees, for whom certain breaks are mandated, there is no law requiring salaried staff to get a lunch break or mandating how long it can be or where they may or may not take it. Most labor law protections apply only to hourly, not salaried, staff.


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