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
Labor Code section 512
Refresher course: five reminders about meal break waivers
How is it Friday already, and summer is coming to a close quickly? Time for another Friday’s Five, and this week I cover five reminders about meal break waivers in California:
1. Meal break timing obligations.
An employer may not employ an employee for a work period of more than five hours per day without…
Are on-duty meal periods valid in California?
By Anthony Zaller on
Posted in Class Actions, Meal and Rest Breaks, Wage & Hour Law
As many California employers know, ignoring or failing to comply with the requirements of providing meal and rest breaks in California can create huge liability for companies. California law does allow for “on-duty” meal periods, whereby the employee takes a meal break, but while still working. Employers sometimes view this exception as an easy alternative…