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Its way past noontime and you’re at your desk working, working, working. The deadlines are looming, all projects must be completed. You are trying to figure out the numbers so they add up. You are sitting there so long your feet are feeling like lead. You must clear you head and are oh so famished.

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A walk to the breakroom might do the trick. You need to stretch your legs and get a bite to eat. The break room has a nice appeal to it. It is clean and airy. You sit by the break room tables and relax a bit. The table covers are a nice bright color and it picks up your mood. You feel so much better now and are ready to take on the rest of the day.

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Studies show how important it is to take a break from our workload. It gives us time to rejuvenate and helps you concentrate and be much more productive throughout the day. Federal law does not require meal or rest breaks, but many states do. The same principles apply to rest breaks: there’s no federal requirement, but many states do mandate such breaks. The state laws that do exist tend to specify a 10-minute break that accrues every four hours or every eight hours, or something in-between.

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The Affordable Care Act requires employers to provide reasonable break time for an employee to express breast milk for her nursing child for one year after the child’s birth.

Since break time is so important, check out you state rules and make sure to take advantage of the breaks that are allowed. You deserve it.


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