Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Tag: Meal and Rest Periods

Exempt Employees Can Be Required to Work Specific Hours

Our company’s business hours are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. The payroll manager, who is classified as an exempt employee,...

No Mention of Appliances in Wage Orders Governing Working Conditions

An employee is complaining about not having enough room in the break room refrigerator for a lunch. Just what is the employer supposed to...

Timing of Meal Breaks Can Avert Strict Liability for Violations

Our employees start work at 8 a.m. The owner of the company requires that meal breaks start at 1 p.m. While I have told...

State Meal/Rest Rules Don’t Apply to Truck Drivers Subject to U.S. Law

I own a trucking company and my drivers are covered by U.S. Department of Transportation regulations. I know they are not covered by California’s...

Meal Breaks Generally Depend on Actual Number of Hours Worked

Are meal break requirements determined by the total length of an employee’s shift, or by the number of hours the employee actually works? Meal break...

Rest Breaks: Ways to Prove Employees Receive Duty-Free Time

Recently, an employee complained to management that they were not receiving rest breaks. Because the breaks are paid, the employees do not clock out...

Breaking Down COVID-19-Related Lawsuits

In Episode 134 of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber employment law expert Matthew Roberts, CalChamber policy advocate Ashley Hoffman, and employment law attorney Colby Turner...

California Supreme Court Rules on Meal Period Premium Pay

In Episode 125 of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Executive Vice President and General Counsel Erika Frank, employment law expert Matthew Roberts, and legislative advocates...

What Employers Are Asking Right Now

In Episode 117 of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Executive Vice President and General Counsel Erika Frank and employment law expert Jennifer Shaw discuss some...

Premium Pay Penalty Due When Employee Given Late Meal Break

Yesterday our store was very busy, so I could not let my employee leave for a meal break until very late in the day....