Benefits: Break, Vacation, sick Leave
If you are younger than 18 and you are scheduled to work six consecutive hours, you are entitled to a 30 minute break during the workday. If you work five consecutive hours, you are entitled to a 30 minute break before continuing work. An employer does not have to give breaks for employees 18 and over. An employer that allows breaks of less than 20 minutes must pay you for time spent on the break. An employer that allows meal periods (like a lunch break) does not have to pay you for the meal period if it lasts more than 20 minutes and you do not work during that time.
An employer is not required to pay you for vacation time or sick leave. An employer only has to pay these benefits if it has a policy to pay them or has made a promise or a contract with you to pay them. An employer must treat all like employees alike.