In the state of Montana are employees entitled to a rest period in a 6 hour shift?

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In the state of Montana are employees entitled to a rest period in a 6 hour shift?

In the state of Montana are employees allowed
a rest period in a 6 hour shift?

Asked on August 15, 2017 under Employment Labor Law, Montana

Answers:

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

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

Not all states require employers to provide a meal/rest rest breaks and MT is one of them. Therefore, employers must follow federal rules. This means that een though breaks are not required, employers must pay employees for time they spend working and for shorter breaks during the day (under 20 minutes). An employer that chooses to provide a longer meal break does not have to pay the employee for that time (assuming that the employee is relieved of all their job duties).


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