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If you work 7 hours in New Hampshire does your employer have…

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If you work 7...

If you work 7 hours in New Hampshire does your employer have to give you a fifteen minute break?

Lawyer's Assistant: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?

New Hampsjire

Lawyer's Assistant: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?

At will

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no to the automated phone call
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Oh, that’s not a problem with the phone call. The system automatically asks if you want one, but there is no problem declining the request. One moment while I review your situation.

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Employment Lawyer: Legal Eagle, Lawyer replied 4 months ago

Ok, So under NH law 275:30-A, an employer cannot force an employee to work longer than seven consecutive hours without at least a 30 minute break. If the employer cannot allow thirty minutes, the employee must be paid if they are eating and working at the same time. So, the answer to your question is yes, you are entitled to at least a 30 minute lunch break, however, that's only if you work five consecutive hours.

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