Posts Tagged ‘rest breaks’

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 […]

31 Jan 19 - Meal and Rest Break - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »

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 […]

13 Nov 18 - Meal and Rest Break - Erika Pickles - No CommentsRead More »

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, […]

20 Dec 17 - Meal and Rest Break - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

Popular HR Boot Camp Just Added in Santa Rosa

CalChamber’s sold-out May and June HR Boot Camps in Sacramento and Santa Clara resulted in scores of requests for another Northern California event. Due to high demand, we’ve added Santa Rosa to our seminar roster. From hiring through termination, learn core fundamentals of the employment life cycle and build your decision-making confidence at HR Boot […]

14 May 14 - Meal and Rest Break, Minimum Wage, Workplace Policies - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »

Maids Fired for Cooperating in Wage Theft Investigation; Company Hit with Fines

California’s Labor Commissioner Julie Su recently fined a maid service company $394,944 in unpaid wages and premiums to be paid back to affected workers, plus civil penalties. After a lengthy investigation, the Labor Commissioner determined that 18 employees were not paid for all hours of work and were not provided meal or rest periods. The […]

15 Apr 14 - Compensation, Minimum Wage, Overtime - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »