Meal Periods and Rest Breaks

Employers in California must ensure that employees who work more than five hours take a 30-minute off-duty meal period. Employers in California must also authorize and permit employees who work more than three and one-half hours to take 10-minute off-duty rest breaks.

An employer that does not permit its employees to take off-duty rest breaks breaches its duty to authorize and permit such breaks.

At Sundeen & Salinas, we have litigated numerous individual and class action lawsuits regarding meal periods and rest breaks.

If you have a question about your legal rights, or wish to speak to an attorney about your situation, please call us today at 510-663-9240, or contact us online to discuss your legal rights.