Michigan Rest Periods laws & HR compliance analysis

Michigan Rest Periods: What you need to know

Federal wage and hour law does not require that employees be given either paid or unpaid rest or meal periods. Whether breaks are required is left up to the states. Michigan has provisions requiring meal and rest periods for minors.
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U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division regulations do specify when work breaks that are provided, 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).
A minor may not be employed for more than 5 continuous hours without an interval of at least 30 minutes for a meal and rest period. An interval of less than 30 minutes will not be considered to interrupt a continuous period of work (MI Stat. Sec. 409.112).
Last updated on January 16, 2018.

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