In the state of Montana are employees entitled to a rest period in a 6 hour shift?

UPDATED: Aug 15, 2017

Advertiser Disclosure

It’s all about you. We want to help you make the right legal decisions.

We strive to help you make confident insurance and legal decisions. Finding trusted and reliable insurance quotes and legal advice should be easy. This doesn’t influence our content. Our opinions are our own.

UPDATED: Aug 15, 2017Fact Checked

Get Legal Help Today

Compare Quotes From Top Companies and Save

secured lock Secured with SHA-256 Encryption

In the state of Montana are employees entitled to a rest period in a 6 hour shift?

In the state of Montana are employees allowed
a rest period in a 6 hour shift?

Asked on August 15, 2017 under Employment Labor Law, Montana


M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

Not all states require employers to provide a meal/rest rest breaks and MT is one of them. Therefore, employers must follow federal rules. This means that een though breaks are not required, employers must pay employees for time they spend working and for shorter breaks during the day (under 20 minutes). An employer that chooses to provide a longer meal break does not have to pay the employee for that time (assuming that the employee is relieved of all their job duties).

IMPORTANT NOTICE: The Answer(s) provided above are for general information only. The attorney providing the answer was not serving as the attorney for the person submitting the question or in any attorney-client relationship with such person. Laws may vary from state to state, and sometimes change. Tiny variations in the facts, or a fact not set forth in a question, often can change a legal outcome or an attorney's conclusion. Although has verified the attorney was admitted to practice law in at least one jurisdiction, he or she may not be authorized to practice law in the jurisdiction referred to in the question, nor is he or she necessarily experienced in the area of the law involved. Unlike the information in the Answer(s) above, upon which you should NOT rely, for personal advice you can rely upon we suggest you retain an attorney to represent you.

Get Legal Help Today

Find the right lawyer for your legal issue.

secured lock Secured with SHA-256 Encryption