Archive for the ‘Meal and Rest Break’ Category

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 on a particular set of facts (this is called “certifying the issue”). Earlier this month, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals certified two questions relating to meal and rest breaks to […]

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Recent CalChamber Podcasts on Common Employer Problems: Misclassification, Breaks

The latest two episodes of The Workplace, a CalChamber podcast, deal with common issues employers face — misclassifying workers and not following meal and rest break rules. Employee Misclassification There are so many different types of workers: hourly employees, managers, supervisors, exempt employees, and independent contractors. But how do you classify each one under California […]

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PAGA Complaint Leads to $1M Settlement

The owners of a Mexican restaurant chain in San Jose will pay 239 workers $1 million in unpaid wages, according to the California Labor Commissioner’s Office. In October 2017, investigators found that the employer did not pay workers for overtime or split shifts, resulting in employees receiving less than the minimum wage for their work. […]

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California Challenges Federal Preemption of Meal and Rest Break Laws

California’s Labor Commissioner is challenging a recent Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) determination that federal law preempts California’s meal and rest break rules for certain truck drivers. On December 21, 2018, the FMCSA issued a determination of preemption, in which it concluded that federal law (49 U.S.C. 31141(c)) preempts California’s meal and rest break […]

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Rest Assured, Our February 21 Webinar Provides Clarity

Think it’s OK in California if a nonexempt employee occasionally misses a meal break or takes a late lunch? What about letting that employee combine the two required 10-minute rest breaks? Misunderstandings about California’s meal and rest break rules—including requiring employees to stay onsite—expose employers to expensive litigation. Vague meal and rest break policies left […]

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