Meal and Break Rules in Nevada

Meal breaks. A Nevada employer may not employ an employee for a continuous period of eight hours without permitting the employee to have a meal period of at least a half hour. No period of less than 30 minutes interrupts a continuous period of work for purposes of this requirement. These requirements do not apply when there is only one person employed at a particular place of employment, nor to employees covered by a collective bargaining agreement.

Rest breaks. Every employer must authorize and permit employees to take rest periods, which, insofar as practicable, must be in the middle of each work period. The duration of the rest periods must be based on the total hours worked daily at the rate of 10 minutes for each four hours or major fraction thereof. Rest periods need not be authorized if total daily work time is less than 3.5 hours. Authorized rest periods are hours worked, for which there may be no deduction from wages. One-employee establishments and employees under a collective bargaining agreement are exempted, and employers may apply to the labor commissioner for exemptions.