Meal & Rest Break Violations
Some employers make their employees work through meal and rest breaks or put unreasonable restrictions on the activities of employees during what should be their free time. Others put employees on a “standby” basis during meal or rest breaks, resulting in a taking of free time from employees.
Over the course of an eight-hour day, the time lost to the individual employee may seem trivial. But add it up over the course of a year, and the lost time can amount to thousands of dollars for each employee who has been denied break time in violation of the law.
California has laws against these abuses and requires employers to provide meal and rest breaks in many circumstances.
Strong Advocates For Employees
The Law Offices of Reisner & King LLP is a team of experienced employment lawyers that vigorously represents employees in cases involving meal and rest break violations. Our law firm has obtained millions of dollars for our clients in the California court system and administrative venues.
When representing you, we will seek maximum compensation for your losses, including lost compensation. This can amount to one hour of regular pay for each workday that the meal or rest period is not provided, plus attorney fees.
Call us at 818-981-0901 for a free consultation. We represent employees throughout the Los Angeles area and California.
California Meal And Rest Break Laws
There are many complex aspects to meal and rest break laws, but the general rules are these:
- For every five hours worked, a 30-minute meal break
- For every four hours worked, a 10-minute rest period
In some cases, an employee who works less than a six-hour shift can waive his or her right to break time, but this must be done with the explicit consent of the employee and employer.
Good employers know that a rested and nourished employee is generally more productive than a tired and hungry one. But not all employers in California follow the law when it comes to meal and rest breaks. If your employer has denied break time to you and your fellow employees in violation of the law, we will aggressively represent you.
Our firm accepts wage and hour law violation cases on contingency. You will owe an attorney fee only if we obtain compensation for you.