Florida Rest Periods laws & compensation compliance analysis

Florida Rest Periods: What you need to know

Federal wage and hour law does not require that employees be provided with either paid or unpaid rest or meal periods. Whether breaks are required is left up to the states. Florida's only provision requiring work breaks applies to employees under the age of 18.
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U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division regulations do specify when provided work breaks, including meal periods, rest periods, and sleeping time, must be counted as work time subject to federal minimum wage and overtime requirements (29 CFR 785.18 through 785.23).
Under Florida law, employees under the age of 18 may not work more than 4 consecutive hours without a 30-minute meal break. The break need not be paid, but shorter breaks must be counted as paid work time (FL Stat. Sec. 450.081(2)).

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