Retail establishments that employ at least 50 people in Maryland must provide nonworking shift breaks as follows:
• Any employee working 4 to 6 consecutive hours must receive a 15-minute break. (If an employee's work hours do not exceed 6 consecutive hours, this requirement may be waived by a written agreement between the employer and employee.)
• Any employee working more than 6 consecutive hours must receive a 30-minute break. (An employee is not entitled to the 15-minute shift break described above if the employee is entitled to the 30-minute shift break.)
• Any employee working 8 or more consecutive hours must receive an additional 15-minute break for every 4 consecutive hours worked.
A shift break may be considered a working shift break if:
• The type of work prevents an employee from being relieved of work during the break or the employee is allowed to eat a meal while working and the working shift break is counted toward the employee's work hoursand
• The employer and employee agree in writing to the working shift break.
These laws do not apply to an employee who works for at least 4 consecutive hours ...