Hours Worked: California
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Author: Jennifer K. Achtert, Fisher Phillips
- Employers may "round" employees' working time to the nearest five minutes, one-tenth, or quarter hour for calculating the number of hours worked. See De Minimis Time and Rounding.
- Employers must provide certain employees meal breaks, rest breaks and breastfeeding breaks. See Break Periods.
- Time spent waiting to work or on call counts as hours worked. See Waiting Time and On-Call Time.
- Employees must be paid for all hours that an employee is engaged in travel, regardless of whether they are during "normal" working hours or in connection with a one-day or longer assignment. See Travel Time.
- There are several other working time concerns. See Training, Lectures and Meetings; Sleeping; Activities Before and After a Shift ("Preliminary and Postliminary"); Show-Up Time / Reporting Time; and Employees Who Work at Home or Reside at Their Employer's Premises.