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Summary of Florida Break Laws
Florida break laws favor employers. In 2021, employers don’t have to offer paid or unpaid breaks. However, according to Florida labor lawyers and rules, they must pay an overtime salary for shifts lasting longer than ten hours.
Labor laws in Florida don’t require employers to provide employees with paid lunch breaks. Employers are free to set their internal lunch break policies.
Florida employers don’t have to offer rest breaks to employees. If your company does provide rest breaks, including coffee breaks and snack breaks, you should pay employees for them.
Number of Breaks
Florida’s labor laws don’t require any employers to offer a specific number of breaks. You can develop a company-specific policy for productivity reasons. Most employers offer an unpaid lunch break for an eight-hour shift and a paid 15-minute break every four hours.
Florida Shift Length Information
If an employee works longer than a 10-hour shift, then employers must offer overtime pay. There are no rules regarding how much time must pass between shifts.
Florida Break Laws vs. Federal Break Laws
Florida break laws follow the federal lunch break minimum. Florida employment lawyers can provide legal advice if you have additional questions.
Here is an article about federal breaks and meal period.