Although there is no federal law requiring employers to offer breaks (these rules are decided at the state level), encouraging employees to take breaks has strong benefits such as:
- Increased productivity: Studies have shown that even a 5 minute break is enough to increase concentration. Breaks can also help prevent a worker from getting board which can also increase productivity.
2. Less injuries: A tired worker is more likely to get hurt while on the job. Allowing adequate rest can help minimize workplace injuries.
3. Happier employees: Employees who receive regular breaks are more likely to be happier at their job and are less likely to get burned out.