Meal And Rest Period Violations
California law is clear that hourly employees are entitled to paid rest breaks. Hourly employees that work more than four hours a day are entitled to one paid 10-minute break. Hourly employees that work more than eight hours are entitled to two paid 10-minute breaks.
If your employer has made you work through your meal break or rest breaks, then they have violated California labor law. As a penalty, for every day in which a rest period was not provided, your employer must pay you an hour of pay. Due to the strict penalties involved, an employer that fails to provide rest breaks to its employees may face massive potential liability.
The lawyers at Brenes Law Group, P.C., can help you if you have been denied your owed rest breaks.
Brenes Law Group, P.C., provides free and confidential consultations. We represent individuals on a contingency fee basis. This means we will not charge you any fee unless we recover compensation for you. If you have not been receiving your meal or rest breaks at work, please contact Brenes Law Group, P.C., to set up a free initial consultation by calling 877-690-4899. Our knowledgeable wage and hour attorneys will advise you of your rights and what you are lawfully owed.
Hourly employees that work at least a five hour workday are entitled to a 30-minute unpaid meal break. If an employer does not allow you to take a meal break, or requires you to work during your meal break, they are violating California law.
For every day in which a meal period was not provided, an employer must pay an extra hour of pay as a penalty. Due to the strict penalties involved, an employer that fails to provide meal breaks to its employees may face massive potential liability.
Additionally, if you are required to work through your meal break, then it is possible you are also entitled to overtime compensation.
Let the experienced attorneys at Brenes Law Group, P.C., help you navigate the process of determining what you are rightfully owed. We will be with you every step of the way throughout the litigation process. Please contact us at 877-690-4899 for a free initial consultation.