Employees are to get an unpaid meal break of at least 30 minutes within every five hours of work. Employees do not have to be paid for meal breaks, but if an employee has to do some work or be at an employer's disposal during a meal break, the employee must be paid for the time.
An employer isn't required to give a meal break where there is an unexpected, unusual, or emergency circumstance or it is not reasonable for an employee to take a meal break.
If the employer does not have to give a meal break, employees must be able to eat while working only after they have worked for five hours.
An employer must provide an employee a meal break at an appropriate time where there is a medical reason.
The Saskatchewan Employment Act does not provide for coffee breaks. However, it is up to the employer to decide if employees will get coffee breaks.