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Paying Employees During Short Rest Breaks

Author: Lee E. Tankle

11/06/2017

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Paying Employees During Short Rest Breaks

Q: Do I need to pay non-exempt employees when they go on short rest breaks of 20 minutes or less?

A: Yes.

The United States Department of Labor (DOL) has long taken the position that when employers offer non-exempt employees short breaks of under 20 minutes, the time spent on that break is “compensable” under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).