Separate Meal, Rest Break Pay Required: Calif. Court

Law360, New York (June 3, 2011, 3:55 PM EDT) -- California law requires employers to pay employees who miss both meal and rest breaks two premiums per day, one for each type of break, a state appeals court ruled for the second time Thursday in a wage suit against UPS Inc.

The appeals court rejected UPS' contention that state law — which requires an employer who fails to provide an employee with a meal or rest period to pay that employee one additional hour of pay “for each work day that the meal or rest period...
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