CalChamber to Host Live Webinar on Meal and Rest Break Rules

California Chamber of Commerce employment law experts will discuss how employers can prevent meal and rest break violations, and how to stay in compliance with the law at an upcoming live webinar.

When it comes to meal and rest breaks, California sets the rules. Informing employees, not overstepping boundaries, and keeping proper records are up to employers.

The California Supreme Court ruled in late December 2016 that on-call rest breaks are not permissible. Employees can use the 10-minute break time as they want—and must be uninterrupted.

Webinar Topics

Join CalChamber’s employer law experts on Thursday, September 21 for meal and rest topics, including:

• Employer obligations for meal and rest breaks;

• No on-call rest breaks (December 2016 ruling);

• Premium pay for meal and/or rest break violations;

• Timekeeping and recordkeeping guidelines; and

• Best practices to avoid compliance trouble.

CalChamber Presenters

CalChamber hosts for the live webinar include:

Erika Frank, executive vice president, legal affairs, and general counsel. She joined CalChamber in April 2004 as a policy advocate and general counsel, leveraging her 10 years of legal, governmental and legislative experience. Named vice president of legal affairs in 2009 and executive vice president at the start of 2017, she is CalChamber’s subject matter expert on California and federal employment law. Frank oversees and contributes to CalChamber labor law and human resources compliance publications; co-produces and presents webinars and seminars; and heads the Labor Law Helpline. Frank holds a J.D. from McGeorge School of Law.

Erika Pickles, employment law counsel and HR adviser. Pickles joined CalChamber in 2015. She previously represented employers in California and federal employment law litigation, class actions, and private arbitration involving a range of workplace-related issues, including wage and hour, discrimination, harassment, retaliation and wrongful termination claims. She also investigated and responded to administrative claims before state and federal agencies, and conducted employment law training seminars. Pickles holds a J.D. from the University of San Francisco School of Law.


For more information or to register for this live webinar, call (800) 331-8877 or visit The cost is $199 ($159.20 for CalChamber Preferred and Executive members).