State Supreme Court rules on rounding errors

The California Supreme Court has ruled an employer cannot round the time an employee spends on their meal break to the nearest preset fraction of an hour. The court further held that time records showing noncompliant meal periods raise a rebuttable presumption of meal period violations.

Meal Breaks: The Basics

A California employer generally must provide nonexempt employees with the opportunity to take an uninterrupted 30-minute unpaid meal period no later than the end of the fifth hour of work. Employees may not be discouraged from taking their meal period and must be relieved of all duty.

Click here to read the full article written by SCMV Shareholder Dan Eaton and published in The San Diego Union-Tribune.

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Click here for the California Supreme Court's opinion in Donohue v. AMN Services, LLC.

March 15, 2021  |  Categories: News, Employment Law
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