Maine Rest Break Laws

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Meal Break, Rest Periods Under Maine Wage and Hour Law

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Unless an employment agreement states otherwise, employees working six or more consecutive hours are entitled to a 30-minute rest break, which may be used as a meal period. Certain exceptions to the Maine rest break law exist. For instance, rest breaks may not be provided if fulfilling this Maine wage and hour law requirement would poses a danger to public health and safety.

Maine rest break laws do not apply to companies where less than three employees are on one shift at a time. Rest break regulations also do not apply if the nature of the work allows the employees to take frequent breaks during the day.