Business Owners: Think Before You Post

Here’s an inescapable fact of life in the 21st century: unless you’re a hermit or an antisocial misfit, you or someone you’re close to has some kind of social media account, either Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, or one of the many others that are sprouting up like mushrooms after an autumn rain.

Employee Meal and Rest Breaks: Are They Mandatory?

Under California law, nonexempt employees are entitled to uninterrupted, off-duty meal periods of at least 30 minutes for every five hours worked. Employers are required to compensate employees for on-duty meal periods. In addition, California law assesses employers a penalty equal to one hour of pay at the employee’s regular rate for every day there is a meal period violation.