There are no Texas laws that require employers to provide lunch breaks or other work breaks. Many Texas employees are allowed to take a meal break, but not everyone. Federal requirements for employment do dictate that employees are paid for short breaks at work. However, state and federal law do not require employee meal breaks, meaning some employers could elect to not allow breaks at all despite the fact that most employers find that not providing meal breaks negatively affects productivity and morale.
Do you have other questions about employment law breaks? Or, do you feel that your employer is not following work break laws? Then, contact overtime and wages attorney Dan A. Atkerson or call our practice in Allen, TX, at (214) 383-3606 for a free consultation to discuss fair compensation.