Mississippi Rest Periods laws & HR compliance analysis

Mississippi Rest Periods: What you need to know

Federal wage and hour law does not require that employees be provided either paid or unpaid rest or meal periods. Whether breaks are required is left up to the states. Mississippi has no provisions requiring meal or rest periods.
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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).
An employer may not prohibit an employee from expressing breast milk during any meal period or other break period provided by the employer (MS S.B. 2419, L. 2006, Sec. 12).
Last reviewed on January 9, 2018.

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