Meal and Rest Breaks
The one-hour premium owed to employees for missed meal, rest or recovery breaks must include not just their hourly wages, but also any other nondiscretionary payments, the Supreme Court of California ruled in Ferra v. Loews Hollywood Hotel.
Employers may not round employees' time punches when they clock in and out of meal breaks, the Supreme Court of California ruled in Donohue v. AMN Services.
McDonald's has settled a wage theft class action that accused the fast-food chain of underpaying 38,000 workers at its California restaurants by failing to give them adequate rest breaks and denying overtime pay.
Having an employee handbook that prohibits employees from working during meal periods is not enough for Oregon employers to avoid liability, the Oregon Court of Appeals held in Maza v. Waterford Operations.
News: HR Guidance on complying with federal and state requirements governing employee meal and rest breaks.
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