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  • Have to work 8hrs w/no break in CA is it legal?

    Hi I just wanted to know if im getting screwed here.
    When I go to work on sundays I clock in at 10:30 an I need to be out by 6:30 so I dont go into overtime. The problem is that I am not allowed to clock out for a 30 minute break for this time period. They tell me since I am a key holder I must stay in the store at all times. They say I need to take a "working break" in which I can eat on the clock but have to stop eating when it get busy or there is a problem. So whats the deal? BTW this is in San Diego, CA

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    There is an exception to the meal period requirements in California for situations in which the employee is on duty by himself.

    See the second paragraph here:
    http://www.dir.ca.gov/dlse/FAQ_MealPeriods.htm

    If you are a nonexempt (hourly-paid) employee, however, you must be paid for that time. What exactly are your job duties?
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    • #3
      But there is no written agreement

      I am semi-management for an electronic retailer. There are two people in the store at the same time, me and the other worker. The problem is that according to company policy I am not to leave the store unless there is another key holder. I have asked for someone to come in and break me but it does not happen. I get paid but I have never signed any agreement stating that I take a on duty meal period.

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      • #4
        I sell stuff behind a register

        I just sell games and dvd's, and when there is a problem i am the last person in management to go to there are three of us

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        • #5
          Then you can either address this with management (show them the link I gave you, and the law) or you can file a complaint with the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement.
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