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    Well, i'm 16 and I work usually around 4 1/2 to 6 hours. I was wondering if I was entitled to a break.

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    Illinois only regulates hours of work for children under 16. Once you are 16, you fall under general employment law, not child labor laws.

    General employment laws in Illinois only require breaks when the employee's shift is 7.5 hours or longer. So if you are working 4.5 to 6 hours, you are not entitled to a break by law.
    The above answer, whatever it is, assumes that no legally binding and enforceable contract or CBA says otherwise. If it does, then the terms of the contract or CBA apply.


    • #3
      ok, well Im working 10.5 hours tommrow so how long should my break be?


      • #4
        Il. - meal break: 20 min. (no later than 5 hrs. after the beginning of the shift) for employees who work 7 1/2 or more continuous hours.
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