For every four hours worked (“or major fraction thereof”), you are legally entitled to a 10-minute rest break. This means, if you work 3.5 hours, you need to be given a rest break.
10-minute rest breaks are paid breaks, and you generally are not asked to clock-out. You must be free to do whatever you would like during these breaks, and your employer cannot require you to stay in the office or do any work during that time.
Marc Phelps works hard to ensure that his clients’ rights are protected and companies are held accountable for their actions. If you have reason to believe your company has made rest break violations, contact Marc for a free case evaluation.