Breaks and Meals

In Rhode Island,  employees are entitled to a twenty (20) minute mealtime within a six (6) hour work shift, and a thirty (30) minute mealtime with an eight (8) hour work shift.  Employers are not required to compensate employees for this mealtime.

This law does not apply to: (a) workers at certain health care facilities licensed in accordance with chapter 23-17 of the general laws; or (b) an employer who employs less than three (3) people on any shift at the worksite. 

R.I. Gen. Laws sec. 28-3-14