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Working 10hr shift with only a 1/2 hour lunch?

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  • Working 10hr shift with only a 1/2 hour lunch?

    Just wondering my employer is having a rough patch financially.
    And now they have taken our breaks away. I wasn't sure if by law we are allowed a meal break and rest periods. I work a 10-12 hour graveyard shift where we stand and pack produce boxes. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

  • #2
    What state are you in?
    I am not able to respond to private messages. Thanks!


    • #3
      I'm in California


      • #4
        Yes, both meal and rest breaks are required in California. I have included a link to the relevant Wage Order. Your employer is required to have this order posted at the work place in an area frequently visited by employees:

        See sections 11 & 12 .
        Michael Tracy

        Disclaimer: The above response is a general statement of the law and should not be relied upon as legal advice. It only assumes the facts that are stated in the message. The above response does not serve to form an attorney-client relationship.


        • #5
          Thank You
          your help is appreciated


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