I work 8 hours am i required to have two 15 minute breaks

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I work 8 hours am i required to have two 15 minute breaks

I work from 6am until 230 and dont get a break
until 130pm should i get 15 minute break

Asked on September 12, 2019 under Employment Labor Law, Texas

Answers:

B.H.F., Member, Texas State Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 2 years ago | Contributor

Texas does not have a set standard or requirement of when people are absolutely required to have breaks.  However, most employers will have break policies because they don't want to run into problems with OSHA.  OSHA is a federal agency which regulates safe working conditions....and it's generally deemed safer to allow workers breaks.  OSHA also does not have a set "break" policy....but will consider the break needs by profession or occupation.  More strenuous occupations usually require more breaks.  Less strenuous occupations require fewer breaks.  I suggest you review their website and file a complaint if you think that your employer's break policy creates an unsafe working environment.


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