REST AND RECOVERY PERIODS COUNT AS HOURS WORKED
Labor Code section 226.7 prohibits employers from requiring employees to work during any meal, rest, or recovery period, and to pay an additional hour of pay at the employee’s regular rate of pay for each workday a meal, rest, or recovery period is missed.
Responding to concerns that employers were not sure if rest or recovery periods needed to be paid, a new law amends section 226.7 to specify that rest or recovery periods required under California law should be counted as hours worked for which there should be no deduction from wages. This law was declarative of existing law and therefore is immediately effective and applies retroactively.
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