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Everyone needs a break after a few hours of work.

Rest & Meal Breaks

The Barton Law Firm sues employers who deny employees rest or meal breaks, force employees to work during meal breaks even if they pay for time worked, and do not pay wages for rest breaks.

Here are legal citations and information you might find helpful:


29 C.F.R. 785.18 (Rest and meal breaks);

Biggs v. Joshua Hendy Corp., 183 F.2d 515 (9th Cir. 1950), supplemented, 187 F.2d 447 (9th Cir. 1951).

Washington State:


WAC 296-126-092 (Meal and rest periods).



SMC 14.23.020 (B) (Domestic worker labor standards - rest breaks);

Domestic Workers Ordinance.

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