Frequently Asked Questions
How many meal and rest breaks am I entitled to if I work over 10 hours a day?
California Law requires employers to provide 3 (three) 10 minute uninterrupted rest breaks and 2 (two) 30 minute uninterrupted meal breaks. The length of these breaks do not include the time spent walking to a break room nor does it include the amount of time spent wearing safety or protective gear.
Is it legal for a company to round the hours that I work?
Our experience is that companies usually round the hours worked to help them save money. If you have been underpaid because of the rounding of hours you may have a claim for wages owed and overtime pay.
If I get fired is my employer required to pay me that same day?
California law requires that employers pay their employees all wages owed including vacation and PTO on the same day of termination. Failure to do so can trigger 1 day of wages for every day the check is late, up to a maximum of 30 days.
Is it legal for my employer to require a security check prior to clocking in or after clocking out?
Under California Employment Law, employers owe employees wages any time an employee is under the control of the employer, including when subjected to security checks that might be considered ‘off the clock’.