Calif. Lawmakers Mull Meal Break Exemption

Law360, New York (July 14, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- California lawmakers are considering legislation that would exempt certain construction workers and commercial drivers from state law provisions prohibiting employers from requiring employees to work more than five hours per day without providing a meal period.

The bill, known as AB 569, was introduced by California Assembly Member Bill Emmerson, a Republican, in February and was referred to the California Senate Committee on Appropriations on Monday.

Current provisions authorize the Industrial Welfare Commission to adopt a working condition order permitting a meal period to commence after...
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