Meal & Rest Break Lawyers
California law requires that employers must grant a 30-minute meal period for employees who work a five-hour or longer shift. If the worker’s total work period is six hours or less, the meal period can be waived by mutual consent of both the employee and employer. There are some exceptions to this general rule.
Many employees are either denied a lunch period, or else they must take a “working lunch” that requires them to stay on duty during the lunch period. Both of these practices are not permitted in most situations. If you have been denied a lunch period, or forced to take a working lunch, you may be able to obtain one hour’s pay for each lunch period that was not provided. In some cases, you may be able to obtain additional overtime pay as well.
Meal & Rest Break Attorneys
At The Venardi Law Firm, we represent employees who have been denied lunch periods and break time in violation of the law. Our firm has more than 10 years of experience in employment law and wage and hour cases, and we work diligently to succeed for our clients. We will seek full and complete compensation for you.
Contact The Venardi Law Firm today to discuss your case with an attorney in Walnut Creek, San Francisco, Oakland, Marin County or Santa Cruz. Call (925) 478-5557 or contact us online.
California Meal and Rest Break Law
- Have you had to work through breaks or lunch periods?
- Has your employer insisted that you take your break at the beginning or end of your work period?
- Have you been denied breaks, even when there was another employee who could cover for you during that time?
If so, you may be entitled to additional pay plus overtime pay. Employment lawyer Mark Venardi can review your case and discuss your options. If Mr. Venardi determines that your employer has violated applicable law (California Code of Regulations, Title 8, §11040), our firm will take action in an effort to obtain compensation and justice for you.
Contact Our Wage and Hour Attorneys Today!
For a consultation about your case, contact The Venardi Law Firm. We take most employment law cases on a contingency basis. If we do not make a recovery for you, we will not collect a fee. We serve clients in Walnut Creek, San Francisco, Oakland, Marin County or Santa Cruz, and elsewhere in the Bay Area. Call (925) 478-5557 or email us today.