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Are exempt, salaried employees entitled to a rest period?

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Marie asked 1 year ago
I’ve worked for 3 months, 13 hour shifts, with no rest period.

1 Answer
Jean replied 1 year ago
Hi Marie,

Breaks subject to federal law typically apply only to nonexempt employees, who are paid according to hours worked.

As for exempt employees, most of them receive a fixed salary, which accounts for paid breaks offered by the employer.

However, some states have break requirements for exempt workers so we recommend checking with your state’s laws.

Here are links with more information:

https://www.zenefits.com/workest/top-payroll-practices-for-employee-breaks/
https://smallbusiness.chron.com/break-requirements-exempt-positions-81927.html

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