No Rest For The Workers: Calif.'s Day-Of-Rest Law

Law360, New York (June 9, 2015, 11:44 AM EDT) -- The California Supreme Court will soon clarify three questions related to California's day-of-rest law. The answers to these questions may have profound consequences on California employers' obligations, particularly in the retail and hospitality industries, where seven-day schedules and employee shift changes are commonplace.

Current California Law

California day-of-rest laws generally entitle employees to one day's rest in seven and prohibit employers from "causing" an employee to work more than six in seven days. There are some exceptions to this rule. For example, employers do not need to provide this day of rest for employees who work 30 hours or less per...

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