Employers are required to provide employees with the following paid rest breaks and unpaid meal breaks:
If more than an eight hour period is worked, these requirements automatically extend to cover the additional hours on the same basis.
The timing of rest and meal breaks is flexible and can follow any arrangement agreed between employer and employee. However, if an agreement can’t be reached, the rest and meal breaks should be spread evenly throughout the work period, where reasonable and practicable.
Employers and employees are free to agree to additional entitlements to rest and meal breaks — either paid or unpaid.
If your boss is not providing you with breaks, discuss this with them. Remember you can take a representative along with you if you are not comfortable raising this with your employer by yourself.