ON-DUTY MEAL BREAK REQUIREMENTS IN CALIFORNIA
Employees can take on-duty meal periods only in certain limited circumstances. An on-duty meal break must meet all of the following conditions:
– Is permitted only when the nature of the work prevents an employee from being relieved of all duty.
– Must be agreed to in writing by you and the employee.
– Must be paid.
– Can be revoked at any time in writing by the employee, except under Wage Order 14 (Agricultural Occupations).
– Employers take note: Use caution and consult with legal counsel before authorizing on-duty meal breaks.
– On-duty meal periods have been upheld only in very limited circumstances.
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