California Governor Extends Meal and Rest Break Penalties to Missed “Recovery Periods” Taken By Outdoor Workers

With narrow exceptions, existing California law requires employers to make available to hourly workers meal and rest breaks throughout the workday.  Employers who prevent hourly employees from taking legally compliant meal and rest breaks must pay a penalty of one hour of pay for each missed meal or rest break—up to a maximum penalty of two hours of pay per workday. In SB 435, Governor

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