Meal and Rest Period Policies (California)
Meal and rest period violations continue to be the lowest of low hanging fruit for plaintiffs’ attorneys in California. State laws prescriptively mandate when, where, how, how often and for how long non-exempt employees must be provided time away from their duties and responsibilities each day. Understanding this in all its detail is one of the biggest challenges employers face. Moreover, ensuring that employees are actually taking their required meal and rest periods can be the biggest challenge of all.
What can California employers do to mitigate this risk?
The first step is to have a compliant, updated, comprehensive and comprehensible written policy and an acknowledgement indicating that each non-exempt employee has read and understands the compliant policy. Developing this policy has never been easy – so let fpSOLUTIONS do it for you!
This model policy addresses in clear concise language all the necessary details for meal and rest periods as well as meal period waivers, on-duty meal periods and meal periods for piece rate workers. The employee acknowledgement is also included.