Frequently Asked Employment Questions
If I am required to work through my meal period or have to take a working lunch, does my employer have to pay me any additional wage?
Yes: If you do not meet one of the waivers from meal breaks or an exemption set forth above, and you are an hourly non-exempt employee, your employer must pay you one hour of wage for every missed meal period. The employer must pay the sanction of one hour of pay i
Yes, but only under certain rare conditions: The basic lunch break law is that employees must be given the opportunity to have a “duty free” unpaid 30 minute meal break after every five hours of work. However, there are certain exceptions to this rule: ...
Yes: California law requires employees to take an unpaid 30 minute meal break every five hours. However, the law also permits employees to waive their meal break if they work six hours or less in a shift. Such a waiver should be in writing but does not have to be and may be...