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CalChamber Podcast Focuses on Meals and Breaks at the Office

Although California’s meal and rest break rules are intended to give hourly employees time to take breaks during their shifts, problems can arise if...

Fight for Flexibility Continues

As the constant buzz about Dynamex continues around the State Capitol, we repeatedly hear about how employees can have the same flexible work schedules...

State Meal/Rest Break Rules Include Limited, Industry-Specific Exceptions

  Are there any exceptions to California’s meal and rest break rules? As California employers know, employees in California are entitled to a 30-minute off-duty unpaid...

Duration of Written Meal Period Waivers Depends on Your Needs

We have employees working 6-hour shifts who want to waive their meal period and employees who want to waive their second meal period after...

Second Meal Period in Alternative Schedule Depends on Hours Worked

Our employees elected an alternative workweek schedule of 4/10 hour days. There are two schedules with different beginning and ending times. One group works...

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...

Court Says True Rest Break Means Giving Up Control of Employee

Can we require employees to remain on our premises during rest breaks? The answer to this question was much simpler before the California Supreme Court’s...

Best Practice to Have Written Waiver for Each Meal Break Skipped

I have a group of employees who always work a six-hour shift. They’ve told me that they don’t want to take their meal break...

Premium Pay Applies Just Once Daily Per Missed Break/Meal

Please explain how the meal and rest break premiums are paid. When an employer fails to provide two rest breaks and two meal breaks...

Rest Breaks May Not Be Combined Except in Limited Circumstances

My employees all work an 8-hour day. It’s my understanding that when an employee works an 8-hour day, he or she is entitled to...

Court Affirms Rest Break Timing Requirement

A California court recently affirmed in Rodriguez v. E.M.E., Inc. that, in general, rest breaks cannot be combined. Relying on the California Supreme Court’s guidance...

CalChamber Files Brief on Meal Breaks During 12-Hour Shifts

The California Chamber of Commerce has added its arguments in a case that may help clarify meal and rest period requirements for health care...