Is A Break Area Required?

Question to Ask the Workplace Doctors about break area:

In a work place with 30 or more employees are you required to have a designated break area?

Signed, Need a Break

Dear Need a Break:

Very few states have any kind of labor regulations about how or where breaks are taken–or even if breaks must be allowed. Check with the Department of Labor in your state to find out for sure.An employer who cares about employees and wants the most productivity usually makes an effort to provide a break area of some kind and allows breaks to be taken. However, sometimes work spaces are rented or leased and break rooms aren’t part of the layout.

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