Law Office of Eli M. Kantor

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(310) 274-8216 9595 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 405, Beverly Hills, CA 90212 Fax: (310) 273-6016;

Meal & Rest Periods

Under California law, employees working more than 5 hours in one workday are entitled to one unpaid and uninterrupted meal period of at least 30 minutes, where the employee does not have to answer the phones, help customers, or advise other employees. Employees working more than 10 hours are entitled to two meal periods of at least 30 minutes. On duty meals (such as meetings during lunch periods) should not be deducted from the employee's pay. Employees are entitled to at least one paid 10 minute rest period for every 4 hours worked. Employees must receive their meal period before their fifth hour of work.

An employer who fails to provide a meal period or rest period to an employee is required to pay the employee a wage of one hour for each meal period or rest period missed in a given workday.

Contact Us

If you believe that you have not received the meal and rest periods that you are entitled to, feel free to contact this office at (310) 274-8216. We will fight for your rights.