California Lunch Break Issue Decided By High Court

In a case that could impact some current and future Santa Ana employment litigation suits, California’s Supreme Court has ordered that employers don’t have to make sure their workers take mandated lunch breaks.lunch.jpg

Santa Ana Employment Lawyer Houman Fakhimi knows that for decades, state law has required employers to provide rest and meal breaks to workers. However, in 2001, California became one of the only states to hand down monetary penalties for companies that violate the meal and rest break laws. In fact, employers who break the law must pay affected employers one-hour’s wages for every half-hour break that was missed.

Federal law, meanwhile, doesn’t require a break.

What the lawsuit – Lunch break suit decided in California, By Kathy Robertson, Sacramento Business Journal

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