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Meal and Rest Periods

Monday, October 21, 2019

Top 5 Ways CA Employers Steal Employee Wages: No. 4 Stealing Rest Breaks


Many jobs require demanding work at a fast pace or in high heat so every minute of rest time is critical to employees. California employers must provide a ten minute paid rest period for every four hours an employee works. For most workers, that means they should receive two rest breaks per eight hour shift and a third rest break if the shift is longer than ten hours. Not getting a full ten minute rest break is just as illegal as not getting any rest break at all. So if an employee has to spend part of a ten minute break walking to and from the breakroom, the employee is not receiving a legally required rest break.
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Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Top 5 Ways CA Employers Steal Employee Wages: No. 3 Stealing Meal Periods


Many California employers obey the California labor laws. Unfortunately, some don't.  One of the top ways dishonest employers steal time and money from their workers is stealing hours.

California employers must provide a 30 minute off-duty meal period for every 5 hours that an employee works. Employees who work more than 10 hours in a day are entitled to a second 30 minute off-duty meal period.


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Saturday, February 8, 2014

Failure to Pay for Meal and Rest Period Breaks

To kick off the California Workplace Rights Blog, the blog is reviewing 10 of the most often violated employee wage and hour rights.  Number two on the list of frequently violated wage and hour rights in California is failure to provide meal and rest breaks. 


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