1. California Meal and Rest Breaks: What You Don’t Know Can Cost You

California Meal and Rest Breaks: What You Don’t Know Can Cost You

Event ID: 75326
Recording: 16837
Date: Friday, December 20, 2019, 1 PM Eastern
Duration: Scheduled for 90 minutes including question and answer period.
Presenter: Melveen Stevenson, MBA, SHRM-SCP, SPHR
Credits: 1.5 HRCI, 1.5 SHRM


California Meal and Rest Breaks: What You Don’t Know Can Cost You

California statutes pertaining to meal and rest periods for non-exempt employees is one of the more confusing topics in today’s business environment.

This course is designed to provide you with a practical foundation for understanding the law. It includes guidelines for how to properly create and administer your own meal and rest period policy. Or, if your company already has its own policy, then this information can help you to review your existing policy as well as the procedures and practices in “real life” daily operations.

Please join Melveen Stevenson as she informs you about the laws so that you will be better-equipped to assist your company in being California-compliant with meal and rest periods.


Just a sampling of what this webinar will cover:

  • Understand the basic requirements under California law pertaining to meal and rest periods, including review of the specific sections of the California Labor Code and the California Wage Orders.
  • Effect of the California Supreme Court decision of Brinker Restaurant Corporation v. Supervisor Court on employers regarding meal and rest periods for employees
  • Enumerate the penalties and remedies for violations under the law.
  • Review common violations by employers in attempting to follow the law.
  • Review examples of recent settlements.
  • Review of waivers and on-duty meal periods – those that are allowed and disallowed.
  • Rest periods including specific requirements that are dissimilar to meal period requirements.
  • On-call rest periods.
  • Best practices for complying with the law

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