However if an employee works through a meal break it is paid according to federal law. It does not say when the break must be given.
The law only says you have a right to a 20 minute break if you work more than 6 hours.
How many hours do u work to get a break. In some states if employees have rest breaks they do not also have meal breaks. However when employers do offer short breaks usually lasting about 5 to 20 minutes federal law considers the breaks as compensable work hours that would be included in the sum of hours worked during the work week and considered in determining if overtime was worked. Employees for every 4 hours or greater part of 4 hours beginning at 2 hours 1 minute worked employees who have worked for 6 hours at least 10 minutes for each rest break for adults at least 15 minutes for each rest break for employees under 18 at least 30 minutes pennsylvania.
You would only have a right to take a break at a certain time if your contract of employment stated this. Federal law does not require lunch or coffee breaks. 15 minute break for 4 6 consecutive hours or a 30 minute break for more than 6 consecutive hours.
Seasonal farm workers for every 5 hours worked. Break times at work generally occur in 10 or 20 minute increments after four consecutive hours in an eight hour day in the states that have rest break laws in place. As such your employer is allowed to ask you to take your break at this time.
Applies to retail establishments. If an employee works 8 or more consecutive hours the employer must provide a 30 minute break and an additional 15 minute break for every additional 4 consecutive hours worked.