The Laws Regarding Meal & Rest Breaks

If an employer does not allow for this in your schedule or denies you that time, we urge you to seek legal counsel from a Glendale employment law attorney. That time accrued from working without a break can add up, costing hundreds or even thousands of dollars in unpaid wages. This is compensation that is due to you and you should fight to protect your legal rights.

Here are California laws regarding employee meal breaks:

  • Every non-exempt employee must be given at least a 30-minute break if working more than 5 hours.
  • Employees can waive their right to a break as long as their shift is no longer than 6 hours

These are the laws reading rest breaks:

  • Every employee is entitled to a 10-minute rest break every two hours (or the halfway point in a 4-hour shift).
  • In an 8-hour shift, employees should have at least two 10-minute breaks and a 30-minute meal break.

What may be the most difficult aspect in handling meal and rest break violations is that they can be difficult cases to prove. Because of this, it is important to have a knowledgeable and skilled Glendale employment lawyer look further into your case.

If you have a meal break violation, rest break violation, or any other employment law matter to discuss, please contact the Law Offices of Haig B. Kazandjian to request a free initial appointment. We are here to represent your rights!