Employer Compliance Tips For Calif. Heat Recovery Breaks

Law360 (May 6, 2021, 1:08 PM EDT) -- With the onset of warmer weather this spring and summer, now is a good time for California employers to review their recovery break policy.

California employers are subject to heat illness prevention regulations covering all outdoor places of employment.[1] These standards include a number of detailed requirements for providing water, shade, cool-down recovery breaks, and training for all employees and supervisors.

One of the provisions for all California employers who require employees to work outdoors is that employees must be allowed and encouraged to take a preventative cool-down rest period for "a period of no less than five minutes at a...

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