What is my recourse if my employer will not give breaks to anyone, no matter how many hours you have worked?

My employer stated that they do not believe in giving breaks He said if you need a break you can click out and go home for the day. Do I have any legal recourse?

Asked on September 13, 2017 under Employment Labor Law, Colorado


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

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

According to the CO Division of Labor standards, you are entitled to a rest and/or meal break. Specifically, a 30 minute meal break after 5 hours of work and a 10 minute rest break after 4 hours of work. If your employer refuses to comply with state law, you can file a claim with the Division. Here is a link to their site. It will provide further information: https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdle/breaks

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