Yes, your Alabama employer has to pay you for meals and break periods if they allow such breaks to take place. However if the employer does not allow it, then they do not have to pay for such breaks.
There is no law in the State of Alabama that requires employers to provide lunch time or breaks. It is solely up to the decision of the Alabama employer if workers are entitled to such benefits.
There is one exception to this rule. Employees who are between the ages of 14 – 15 and who work more than five hours of continuous work are required to receive a 30 minute rest/meal break by their employer. Violation of this law is illegal and can give rise to an employment lawsuit.
Violation of the state laws would also include when an employee is allowed to take a lunch break but does not receive payment.
If you or someone you know believes that your Alabama employer has violated state laws and would like more information on filing an Alabama employment lawsuit, call our top rated attorneys today at (855) 754-2795. We will discuss your case with you and determine whether or not you are eligible to file a claim. We will also pay all costs and litigation expenses ourselves and do not charge any legal fees unless you receive a settlement. Call now for a free, no obligation case review.