Does an employer have to give you a 15 min break after 4 hours of work? If they do do you have to clock out for that break?

Working for a company that doesn’t
really give breaks.

Asked on June 4, 2017 under Employment Labor Law, Florida


M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

While some some states require employers to provide a meal break and/or rest breaks, FL does not. However, to the extent that an employer chooses to provide a short break that is under 20 minutes, it must be a paid. If you think that your rights are being violated, you should file a wage compliant with your state's department of labor. 

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