The California supreme court provided further guidance on employer obligations to provide meal breaks as required under the Labor Code and applicable Wage Orders. In Donohue v. AMN Services LLC, the California supreme court held that employers may not use time rounding policies in context of meal periods, and time records for meal periods
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Five February 2021 Legal Updates for California Employers
As February ends, there are many developments on the employment legal front. Here are five prevalent employment issues for California and across the U.S.:
1. California Supreme Court holds employers may not round time entries for meal periods.
On February 25, 2021, the California Supreme Court held that employers may not engage in time rounding…
Five reasons employers should consider voluntarily making premium payments to employees for missed breaks
California Labor Code section 226.7 provides that employees are entitled to receive premium wages in the form of one additional hour of pay at the employee’s regular rate of pay for a missed meal or rest break.
An employee who works more than three and one-half hours per day must be permitted to take a…
What is a Split Shift?
A split shift is defined in the California IWC Wage Orders as:
…a work schedule, which is interrupted by non-paid non-working periods established by the employer, other than bona fide rest or meal periods.
See Cal. Code Regs., tit. 8, § 11040, subd. 2(Q). If the employee works two shifts separated by more than a…