Breaks and On-Call Time


    The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) doesn’t require meal or rest breaks, but many states do. For breaks to be unpaid, the employee normally must be relieved of all work duties. Rest breaks of less than 30 minutes must be on the clock. Meal Breaks Employers may not place any restrictions on a nonexempt employee’s activities while...

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    The California Supreme Court has finally ruled on the Brinker case, concluding that employers must merely "provide" the required meal and rest periods and aren't obligated to make sure that workers actually take them. While the Brinker decision may seem like a break for employers, don’t get complacent about your wage and hour...
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