Palo Cedro, CA asked in Employment Law for California

Q: I am being paid 6.5 hrs of my 7 hr shifts and never have received rest/meal breaks.

Today I saw a my time card and realized I am only being paid 6.5 hours when I work a full 7 hour shift, 4 days/week. I have never been relieved for rest or meal breaks. I fill my time card out with the appropriate hours worked and leave the breaks empty as I do not receive them. When I saw my time card, my boss marks it as 6.5 hours worked. How should I approach this with my employer?

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1 Lawyer Answer
Yitz Erik Weiss
Yitz Erik Weiss
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: As an employee in California, you are entitled to be paid for all hours worked. You are also entitled to meal and rest breaks, including a 10 minute rest break for every four hours worked, as well as a 30 minute off-duty meal period when you work more than five hours in a day.

You should consult with an experienced employment attorney to more fully discuss your rights and options.

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