Meal or Rest Breaks Denied


Meal or Rest Breaks Denied

California law requires that you take an uninterrupted 30-minute “meal break” for any work shift lasting five or more hours. The law also requires a 10-minute “rest break” for every four hours that you work.

You could have a meal or rest break claim if you've experienced any of the following:

  • You've been unable to take a meal or rest break
  • Your meal breaks are too short (less than 30 minutes)
  • You're not free to leave work during your meal breaks
  • Your meal breaks happen too late
  • You've worked a 12-hour or longer shift but had only one meal break (you're entitled to two meal breaks during longer shifts)
  • Your employer has asked you to sign a “waiver” to give up either meal or rest breaks
  • As a mother with an infant, you have not been provided a reasonable amount of break time to express breast milk or been provided with a private location in which to express milk

In California, the meal and rest break law is strictly enforced. You may very well have a claim if you believe you haven't received all the breaks you're entitled to by law. Take action now. There's no charge and everything is kept confidential. Contact us today—the employment law experts at Lawyers for Employee & Consumer Rights.

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