What are the laws on part-time work breaks and full-time breaks and lunch in restaurants?
The Fair Labor Standards Act does not require breaks or meal periods be given to workers. Some states may have requirements for breaks or meal periods. If you work in a state that does not require breaks or meal periods, these benefits are a matter of agreement between the employer and the employee (or the employee’s representative). If you are not receiving the breaks you feel you need to be an effective employee, ask for a meeting with your supervisor to discuss the issue. Most companies understand that this is an important employee benefit. Restaurant workers’ breaks must be very flexible due to the very nature of the business. It is important to communicate and make suggestions that would be beneficial to you and the employer. Good luck. Gerald Allen, Guest Respondent with HR and Administration Experience, The Workplace Doctors Working together effectively is a collaborative process. That means speaking up in one’s own behalf and what’s good for those employed and one’s employer. Think and work for a WEGO-minded workplace