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Were you denied breaks as a California worker?

If you are a worker here in California, you are protected by laws that ensure you get the opportunity to have breaks at certain times in the workday. This is your legal right and it can help you perform your work to your best ability as well as avoid accumulated stress or exhaustion.

If you believe that you were unlawfully denied the breaks to which you were entitled, it is important that you first take the time to understand the law so that you can verify whether this was in fact the case.

How break and rest laws work in California

If you work for more than five hours in a day in California, your employer must allow you to take a meal break of at least 30 minutes. If you are a worker who has worked 6 hours or less in a given day, it is possible for the meal break to be waived, but this can only be done if you give your employer your full consent.

Additionally, you are entitled to two 30 minute meal breaks if you work 10 or more hours in a given day. If you eat while you are on-duty, you should be paid for this time, but you should make sure that this on-duty meal time is within your employment agreement to avoid a dispute.

If you were denied a meal break while working in California, you may be entitled to compensation. Make sure that you take action to understand the intricacies of the law so that you get the results you deserve.

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