Archive for the ‘Meal and Rest Break’ Category

Federal DOT Preempts Meal, Rest Breaks Laws for Hazardous Materials Drivers

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) recently issued a Notice of Administrative Determination of Preemption finding, stating that the Federal Hazardous Material Transportation Law and the Hazardous Materials Regulations preempt California meal and rest break laws for all hazardous materials motor vehicle drivers. As California employers know, employees in […]

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New Law Provides Extremely Narrow Exception to California Rest Break Rules for Petroleum Facilities

Tis the season for new California laws, and yesterday Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill allowing an extremely limited exception for required rest breaks in the petroleum industry.  Nearly all nonexempt employees in California are entitled to duty-free, ten-minute rest breaks, but Assembly Bill 2605 allows certain union employees working in safety sensitive positions in […]

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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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