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We are a NJ Corp that has 1 8 hr work shift. We give 1/2 paid lunch, and allow the employ

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We are a NJ Corp that has 1 8 hr work shift.
We give 1/2 paid lunch, and allow the employee to leave 1/2 early being what is done is light Mfging. Is it mandatory we give them additional 10-15 minute breaks?
I thought this to be true only if they were not allowed biological breaks
Thank you for your question. I look forward to working with you to provide you the information you are seeking.

NJ has no mandatory break or lunch period in their laws, except for workers under 18. Thus, the employer does not have to give employees any breaks, lunch or otherwise, if the employer does not want to give them. There likewise is no federal law mandating any type of breaks.

Any breaks you give employees are solely at the employer's discretion, meaning that the employer can change their break policy and can remove any breaks currently offered.

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