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Iowa has no laws mandating breaks for adults. An employer does not have to pay you for a break during which you are completely relieved of your job duties. Your employer can require you to stay on the business premises during your break. Only the following breaks are required:

1. Minors younger than 16 must be given a 30 minute break if they are employed five hours or more each day.

2. All employees must be allowed toilet breaks when needed.

3. Workers covered by union contract who don’t receive contract-promised breaks should contract their union representative.

4. Truck drivers should contact the Iowa Department of Transportation for regulations regarding breaks.

5. Certain other limited categories of workers, such as airline pilots, may be entitled to mandatory breaks under applicable regulations. Check with the appropriate regulatory agency for such regulations.

For more information on Iowa Laws click on http://www.iowaworkforce.org/labor/wagefaqs.pdf

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