Calif. Court Rejects Meal Breaks For State Employees

Law360, New York (September 21, 2010, 5:47 PM EDT) -- A California appeals court has ruled that correctional officers aren't entitled to meal breaks under California labor law because they're state employees.

The California Court of Appeal on Friday affirmed a decision from the Alameda County Superior Court that found the California wage-and-hour statutes that require paid meal periods don't apply to public employees.

The Correctional Peace Officers' Association, the union that represents peace officers in California prisons and parole agents, argued that the state had violated California Labor Code sections 512 and 226.7 and Industrial...
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