Calif. Senator Proposes New Meal Break Exemption

Law360, New York (January 28, 2010, 5:17 PM EST) -- California's Senate is considering legislation that would exempt employers of armored vehicle drivers from having to comply with existing state rest and meal break laws.

State Sen. Mark Wyland, a Republican who represents San Diego County, introduced the bill Wednesday.

Under the current law, if an employer fails to provide an employee with a meal or rest period in accordance with the orders of the state's Industrial Welfare Commission, the employer must pay the employee for an extra hour of work at the normal rate for...
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