Per state and federal laws, non-exempt employees are entitled to take rest and meal periods. All employees will be expected to observe the breaks they are entitled to and to accurately record them on their timesheets.
Employees working in California:
- You will be provided a paid 10-minute rest break for every four hours worked.
- If you are working more than five hours in a day, you will be provided with at least 30-minutes of unpaid meal breaks.
- If you are working more than 10 hours, you are entitled to a second meal break.
Employees working in New York:
- NY state law does not require employers to provide rest breaks. If the client chooses to offer it, it will count as paid time and should not be longer than 20 minutes.
- If you are scheduled to work more than 6 hours, you will be provided with a 30-minute unpaid meal break between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. If you are scheduled to work between 1 p.m. and 6 p.m., you will be allowed a 45-minute meal break.