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Breaks & Meal Periods

Agricultural workers get rest breaks and meal periods too

What are the rest break and meal period requirements for agricultural workers?

  • One 10-minute paid rest break for each 4 hours worked.
  • An unpaid meal period of at least 30 minutes if working more than 5 hours in a day.
  • One additional 30-minute meal period If working 11 or more hours in a day.

For more detail, see Agricultural Employment Standards - WAC 296-131 (

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