Meal Break/ Rest Period Chart

Daily Work Period

less than 3.5 hours per day

more than 5 hours but no more than 6 hours per day

6 or more hours per day

more than 10 hours but less than 12 hours per day

12 or more hours per day

30-minute meal break

required

no

Yes,  but may be waived in writing

Yes and may not be waived

yes, meal break must be taken in first 5 hours of work. 2nd meal period may be waived**

yes, two meal periods, one during each 5 hour work period