Meal breaks. Employees in Illinois who work seven and one-half continuous hours must have at least 20 minutes for a meal period no later than five hours after the start of a work period, except where meal periods are established through collective bargaining.
The requirement does not apply to employees whose meal periods are established through collective bargaining. In addition, mandated breaks do not apply to employees who monitor individuals with developmental disabilities or mental illness, or both, who, in the course of their duties, are required to be on call during an entire eight-hour work period. However, these employees must be allowed to eat a meal during the eight-hour work period while continuing their monitoring duties.
Rest breaks. Rest breaks not specified.