Wage and Hour Claims Lawyers in Temecula
Meal and Break Violations – What Are Your Rights?
California law is very strict when it comes to rest periods and meal breaks for employees. It is illegal for employers in California to force an employee to work 5 hours or longer without providing a 30-minute meal period. Additionally, employees who work at least 3.5 hours straight must be allowed to take a paid break or “rest period” in the middle of each work period longer than 2 hours.
Has your employer forced you to work 5 hours or more without a lunch break? Have you been denied rest periods for long shifts? Has your employer deducted your rest periods from your paycheck? All of these situations may qualify for a wage and hour claim so that you can recover the wages you rightfully deserve.
Types of Meal & Break Violations in California
You may have an employment law case if your employer has done any of the following:
- Forced you to work 3.5 or more hours without a rest period
- Forced you to work 5 or more hours without a meal break
- Failed to pay you for your paid break periods
- Failed to pay you a meal violation for a meal break taken after 5 working hours
As an employee, you are clearly protected from all of the above under California law. Do not hesitate to speak with a lawyer and discuss your legal options if your rights have been violated in any of the ways listed above.
Call Law Office of Neda Aguirre, APC – (951) 977-4904
The Law Office of Neda Aguirre, AP is dedicated to helping employees fight for their rights. If you have not been given fair rest breaks and lunch breaks, our team can help you understand what compensation you are entitled to fight for and advocate on your behalf in a wage and hour claim. Schedule a consultation appointment today!
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