In California, employers must provide all employees the right to take two 10 minute rest breaks and one 30 minute meal break for every 8 hour shift the employee works.
The simple answer is No. These breaks must be uninterrupted and the employee must be free of all duties during those breaks.
To help prove your case, it is important you document the violations (emails or text messages denying breaks, conversations denying breaks, conversations interrupting breaks for work purposes, etc). Of course there will be times when this is not possible, but remember the more evidence you have, the more it will help your case!
If you have been denied or not provided the uninterrupted breaks you are entitled to under the law, your employer may be in violation of state or federal laws and you may be entitled to damages. Contact Employ Justice Legal Group for your free consultation today!
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