Are breaks or lunch periods required? July 28, 2021 20:16 There are no state laws regarding breaks or lunch periods. These issues might be addressed by company policy, or could be covered by union contract. Related articles Is an employee required to give his/her employer two weeks notice when quitting a job? When does overtime come into effect? At what age can a young person start working? What amount must an employer pay a tipped employee? Are benefits such as vacation, sick leave, and health insurance required?