Rest Breaks

Everyone needs to take a break during a long day at work.

If your employer refuses to let you take 10 minutes to yourself to rest, it could be a violation of California Law.

Certain employers must authorize and permit a 10-minute paid rest period for every four hours worked or major fraction thereof and the rest period should be in the middle of the work period. An employer must also provide a reasonable amount of break time to accommodate an employee desiring to express breast milk for the employee's infant child each time the employee has a need to express milk.

Office coffee break with two female colleagues sitting chatting over cups of coffee

If an employer does not authorize or permit a rest period, the employer shall pay the employee one hour of pay at the employee's regular rate of pay for each workday that the rest period is not provided. It’s your right to take a break and Kurtzhall Law will fight for your wages if you are ever denied that right.

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