Meal and Break Rules in Maine

Meal and rest breaks. Employees in Maine may not work longer than six consecutive hours without taking at least 30 consecutive minutes of rest time that may be used as a mealtime. This requirement does not apply if there is a collective bargaining agreement or other written employer/employee agreement providing otherwise, in cases of dire emergency, in cases of small businesses with less than three employees or in jobs that allow employees frequent breaks during the workday.