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Your rights at work

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What breaks do I get at work?

In most jobs, you get at least 30 minutes off after every 5 hours of work. This is often called a meal break. You do not have to be paid for this time.

If you agree to it, you get two 15-minute breaks instead of one 30-minute meal break. You can make this agreement in writing or by talking to your employer.

Your employer does not have to give you any other breaks. If you do get other breaks, like coffee breaks, your employer has to pay you if you have to stay at work during those breaks.