Each employee in Tennessee who is scheduled to work six consecutive hours must have a 30-minute, unpaid rest break or meal period. If, however, the nature of the workplace is such that employees may take breaks during the workday, the scheduled rest/meal period need not be provided. Breaks may not be scheduled during or before the first workday hour.
Employers must provide reasonable unpaid breaks to employees who need to
express breast milk for their infants. The break, if possible, should run
concurrently with any break time already provided. Employers should make
reasonable efforts to provide a room, other than a toilet stall, where employees
may express milk in privacy.