I worked 6 hours on my 8 hour shift before I got a 30 min break. Is this legal? The Policy for my company is 1-30 min break for every 8 hour shift or 2-for 15 mins. My supervisors seemed to be worried when I brought it up to them that I would like a break after they realized I had worked for 6 hours without one while my colleges were getting breaks after just 3 hours. Was how my break was handled legal in the state of MS?