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Meal and Break Rules in Massachusetts

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Employers in Massachusetts must comply with these state rules relating to meals and break times.

A person may not be required to work in Massachusetts for more than six hours during a calendar day without an interval of at least 30 minutes for a meal.

Exceptions apply to:

  • ironworks
  • glassworks
  • paper mills
  • letterpress establishments
  • print works
  • bleaching works
  • dyeing works
  • any other establishments exempted by the commissioner

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