Employee Meal and Rest Breaks: Are They Mandatory?
- October 13, 2011
- Posted by: Seth Heyman
- Categories: Business Law, Employment Law
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.