Rest Periods and Meal Breaks at Work

17 Mar Rest Periods and Meal Breaks at Work

What rest periods and meal breaks am I entitled to under California law?

If you are a nonexempt employee, and work a standard 8-hour day, you are entitled to meal and rest breaks. For every four hours of work, you are entitled to a ten-minute paid rest break, and if you work a full 8-hour day, at some point you are also entitled to an unpaid, 30-minute meal break.

In a typical 8-hour day, you would be entitled to two paid rest breaks of ten minutes each, and then also one meal break for 30 minutes, which is unpaid.

If your employer has failed to provide you with meal or rest breaks, contact an employment lawyer today at the Khadder Law Firm for a free initial consultation.