I am a non-exempt employee at a veterinary hospital. I have been recently scheduled to work for 5 to 6 hours, then have a 3 hour break, and return to work for another 2 hours.
As far as I have been able to dig up on the California state labor website, it seems that the definition of a shift becoming a split shift is being scheduled away for more than 60 minutes, but I have not been able to locate the exact statute where this definition exists.
Anyway, this is how I understand it: if I am required to report back to work after an employer-imposed non-work time of more than 60 minutes, I am entitled to an additional hour's pay at the minimum wage.
Can someone please confirm this for me?