Category: Meal and Rest Break

California Supreme Court Clarifies ‘Hours Worked’ Questions
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California Supreme Court Clarifies ‘Hours Worked’ Questions

Recently, the California Supreme Court answered the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals’ certified wage-and-hour questions, determining, among other things, that the time workers spend in…

HR Professional Day 2023
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HR Professional Day 2023: Celebrating Those Who Manage, Maintain the HR Lifecycle

Since 1959, HR professionals have been honored on September 26 — known as Human Resource Professional Day — for their hard work and contributions to…

No Mention of Appliances in Wage Orders Governing Working Conditions
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No Mention of Break Room Appliances in Wage Orders Governing Working Conditions

An employee is complaining about not having enough room in the break room refrigerator for their lunch. Just what is the employer supposed to provide…

Timing of Meal Breaks Can Avert Strict Liability for Violations
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Timing of Meal Breaks Can Avert Strict Liability for Violations

Our employees start work at 8 a.m. The owner of the company requires that meal breaks start at 1 p.m. While I have told him…

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Register Now for Avoiding Meal, Rest Break Traps Webinar

Meal and rest breaks are among the trickiest aspects of managing a workforce in California. Misunderstandings can be costly — for instance, each workday that…

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California Court Rules Good Faith Belief Avoids Waiting Time, Wage Statement Penalties

A California Court of Appeal recently ruled that an employer’s good faith belief that it was complying with state wage and hour laws precluded the…

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State Meal/Rest Rules Don’t Apply to Truck Drivers Subject to U.S. Law

I own a trucking company, and my drivers are covered by U.S. Department of Transportation regulations. I know they are not covered by California’s overtime…

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Meal Breaks Generally Depend on Actual Number of Hours Worked

Are meal break requirements determined by the total length of an employee’s shift, or by the number of hours the employee actually works? Meal 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…