California Supreme Court Will Review On-Call Rest Break Decision

May 4 2015 - Meal and Rest Break - Gail Cecchettini Whaley

Earlier this year, a California appellate court ruled that on-call rest periods are lawful. In Augustus v. ABM Security Systems, Inc., the court ruled that an employer may require employees to remain “on-call” during rest periods without violating laws mandating paid breaks. This decision was considered a victory for California businesses.

However, the California Supreme Court has now granted review of the Augustus decision.

Employers will want to stay tuned for updates on this case. Consult an attorney with any questions relating to on-call rest breaks.

Gail Cecchettini Whaley, CalChamber Employment Law Counsel/Content

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