Category: Meal and Rest Break

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Rest Breaks: Ways to Prove Employees Receive Duty-Free Time

Recently, an employee complained to management that they were not receiving rest breaks. Because the breaks are paid, the employees do not clock out for…

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California Meal, Rest Break Laws Don’t Apply to Long-, Short-Haul Truck Drivers

California’s onerous meal and rest break laws don’t apply to truck drivers regulated by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT’s) hours-of-service requirements, as the Ninth…

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CA Supreme Court Rules Meal, Rest Break Premiums Are Wages

On May 23, 2022, the California Supreme Court handed down another employee-friendly opinion, ruling that premium pay for missed meal and rest periods are wages…

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Remote Work Reminder: Comply With Wage and Hour Laws, Encourage Keeping a Schedule

As remote work continues to be a way of life for many, it’s important to ensure accurate timekeeping for nonexempt employees and comply with wage…

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Workplace Productivity: Coffee Breaks, Hiding in Bathrooms to Kill Time

In California, nonexempt employees are entitled to a 10-minute rest break for every four hours worked or “major fraction thereof,” as well as a 30-minute…

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Court Rules on Meal Period Premium Pay

In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Executive Vice President and General Counsel Erika Frank, employment law expert Matthew Roberts, and legislative advocates Chris…

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Upcoming Webinar Clarifies Often Misunderstood Meal and Rest Break Rules

Is your company following California’s precise meal and rest break requirements? It’s easy to violate the law without realizing it. “Meal breaks have nothing to…

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Premium Pay Penalty Due When Employee Given Late Meal Break

Yesterday our store was very busy, so I could not let my employee leave for a meal break until very late in the day. Do…

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Ruling Clarifies Meal, Rest Break Penalties Calculation

On Wednesday, October 9, 2019, the California Court of Appeal issued a long-awaited clarification of California’s meal and rest break penalty provision (Ferra v. Loews Hollywood…

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Could Lack of Meal, Rest Break Policy Violate California Law?

When a litigant raises an entirely new issue that has no direct precedent, the court can ask the California Supreme Court how it would rule…