California employers face costly consequences for violating work break laws.
For each workday that you fail to provide an employee a meal period, as required, you owe the employee one additional hour of pay at the employee’s regular rate. The additional hour of pay is a wage owed to the employee. This allows employees up to three years to claim unpaid wages.
If either rest break is not given or is interrupted, you owe the employee one hour of pay, which you must include in the next paycheck.
David Payab, Esq. from The Law Offices of Payab & Associates can be reached @ (818) 918-5522 or by visiting http://payablaw.com/