New York law requires that you take an uninterrupted, 30-minute meal break for any shift of five or more hours. You could have a claim if you have experienced any of the following:
- You have been unable to take meal break;
- Your meal breaks are too short (less than 30 minutes);
- You are not free to leave work during your meal breaks;
- Your employer has asked you to sign a “waiver” for meal breaks;
New York’s meal break law is strictly enforced. So you could have a claim if you believe you haven’t gotten all the breaks you are entitled to.