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By Annie Chong
|Canadian Payroll Reporter|Last Updated: 10/31/2018

Lunch, dinner break requirements

QUESTION: What are the labour standards requirements when it comes to providing employees with rest or meal breaks?

ANSWER: Generally, employees are entitled to an unpaid meal break of 30 minutes after five consecutive hours of work, but the specific requirements vary by jurisdiction, depending on provincial/territorial labour standards and the Canada Labour Code: