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Last week we discussed when employers must provide employees with meal breaks. On top of required meal breaks, employers in some states are required to provide additional rest breaks throughout the day. Today, we’ll be breaking down employers’ obligations to provide rest breaks in a couple different states.

 As an Employer, am I required to provide rest breaks to my employees?

 Answer: Likely not, but it depends on your state law.

 While most states do NOT require employers provide employees with a specified amount of time to take breaks throughout the day, including smoke breaks, the requirements to otherwise provide access to restrooms and to get coffee or snacks vary by state.

 What Are My State Laws Regarding Rest Breaks?

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