Employee Rights

EMPLOYEE RIGHTS

Missed Meal and Rest Breaks

We have handled many cases involving claims for missed meal and rest breaks. In California, employers are required to permit and provide certain breaks for their employees. To find out more about the requirement to provide meal periods, click Failure to Provide Meal Periods. To find out more about the requirement to authorize and permit rest periods, click Failure to Authorize and Permit Rest Periods. If you would like to discuss a meal and rest break issue, please Contact Us.

Unpaid Wages

We have handled many cases involving claims for unpaid wages. In California, employees must be paid for all time worked. This applies to work carried out by employees before or after a shift, or any work done “off-the-clock” and not included in the time records. Furthermore, an employee is entitled to time-and-a half pay for hours worked over eight hours in any workday, and over 40 hours in a workweek. To find out more about the requirement to pay for all time worked, click Failure to Pay for Off-the-Clock Hours. To find out more about the requirement to pay overtime, click Failure to Pay Overtime. If you would like to discuss an unpaid wages issue, please Contact Us.