Texas Employees’ Rights to Rest Breaks & Meal Time

Federal Law Requires Paid Breaks for Workers in Texas

Federal laws require employers to pay laborers for the hours they spend working, including breaks, which may be designated at employers’ discretion. Employees who choose or are required to work during lunch hours must be paid for that time, even if their employer refers to this as a “lunch break.” They are also required to pay employees during provided rest breaks.

Meal Breaks Not Required in Texas

Texas employers are not necessarily required to provide full-length (30 minutes or more) lunch breaks for their employees during the work day, but they must still pay employees for all hours worked. Workers’ rights to small breaks during the day are still protected in the state of Texas, and employers must pay employees for this time. (These may include small periods of time such as bathroom breaks and water breaks, though these may not necessarily be officially sanctioned rest time.)

Business Litigation Attorneys Serving Workers in Dallas

At MR Civil Justice, we are proud to serve the working people of Dallas. We handle employer/employee disputes of all kinds, especially those that involve violations of workers’ basic rights. We are well acquainted with Texas employment laws and know what it takes to protect you in such disputes.

When you call us for help, we will review your case for free, help you determine the viability of your claim, and counsel you regarding your next steps. Depending on the nature of your dispute, we may be able to represent you and help you right the wrongs committed by your employer, even if that means litigation and a formal lawsuit. We may also be able to protect you against retaliation by your employer.

Let’s get started.  Call (214) 307-8387 today to speak to a business litigation lawyer in Dallas.

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