Archive for the ‘Meal and Rest Break’ Category

Employees Free to Leave Premises During Rest Breaks

The Labor Commissioner’s office recently updated its fact sheet on rest breaks to clarify that an employer cannot require employees to stay on the work premises during their rest breaks. Employers have commonly required employees to remain on the premises during rest breaks. However, the California Supreme Court’s decision in Augustus v. ABM Security Services, […]

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September Webinar on Avoiding Meal and Rest Break Violations

California sets its own strict rules when it comes to meal and rest breaks. But it’s up to employers to inform employees that they’re entitled to both a meal break and paid rest breaks. Timing is everything because California employers must let employees take their meal break at the proper time. “It is important for […]

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HR Boot Camp Seminar

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On-Call Rest Periods Are Not Allowed, California Supreme Court Rules

In a disappointing decision for California businesses, the California Supreme Court ruled today that on-call rest periods are not permissible. Today’s decision will require many California employers to re-examine their rest-break policies and practices. Supreme Court Ruling In Augustus, et al. v. ABM Security Services, Inc, the California Supreme Court reversed the 2nd District Court […]

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California Court Affirms Rest Break Timing Requirement

A California court recently affirmed that rest breaks in general cannot be combined (Rodriguez v. E.M.E., Inc., B264138 (4/22/16)). Relying on the California Supreme Court’s guidance in Brinker Restaurant Corp. v. Superior Court, the appellate court held that “rest breaks in an eight hour shift should fall on either side of the meal break, absent factors […]

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