Do you have so much work to do that you cannot take your 30-minute lunch break or 10-minute paid rest period? To cut back on costs, many California employers are asking employees to do more work than they can do in 40 hours. In response, employees are skipping breaks so that they can get out of work on time.
The California employee rights lawyers at Employment Law Office of Ward Heinrichs have more than 40 years of combined experience in employment law and are dedicated to protecting the rights of California employees. Contact us to learn more about how we can help you find relief.
Not Getting a Break at Work? You Have Rights. We Can Help You Enforce Them.
It is against the law for employers to deny uninterrupted lunch breaks to employees who work more than five hours a day. It is also against the law for an employer to deny a 10-minute rest for every four hours that you work.
Your rights are guaranteed by the California wage and hour laws. One of the most important rights created by these laws is the right of employees to have adequate time to eat and take appropriate rest breaks.
Nonexempt employees are entitled to pay for any overtime that they work, including lunch and rest breaks. Even more importantly, your employer does not need to overtly request that you work those hours. You are entitled to pay for the work you do, even if you choose to work through lunch or you missed your 10-minute breaks.
Are you a salaried employee? In California, some salaried employees are also subject to the wage and hour laws and are therefore entitled to take meal and rest breaks. Our attorneys can help you evaluate your situation and determine whether or not you have been misclassified as an exempt employee.
Our California employee rights lawyers represent restaurant workers, debt collectors, security guards, medical office employees, hotel employees and other workers who are not getting breaks at work. We bring employment law claims on behalf of employees throughout California, including clients in the Inland Empire, San Diego and Los Angeles.
Initial consultations are always free.
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