Meal and Rest Breaks

Meal and Rest Breaks

At the Setareh Law Group, we are committed to protecting the rights of hardworking workers and their families.  Since 1999, we have dedicated our practice to representing workers in every industry against employers who do not comply with California and federal labor laws.  We have a long history of successfully pursing major corporations from the outset of each case all the way through settlement or jury trial.

We vigorously advocate for our clients through a comprehensive process starting with the intake process.  Every case is reviewed by one of our experienced attorneys who is able to make a determination as to how we may proceed with your case.  We will discuss with you your legal claims and develop a strategy for achieving your goals.  From the day your case is filed, all the way through settlement or jury trial, we will not give up until there is a resolution on your case.

In California, employees who are considered to be non-exempt and generally paid on an hourly basis, are entitled to meal and rest periods based on hour many hours they work each day.  In general, an employee is entitled to a paid, 10-minute rest period for every four hours worked or major fraction thereof, and an unpaid, 30-minute meal period for every five hours worked.  However, an employee may waive his or her meal period if they do not work more than 6 hours in a workday.  Many employers fail to provide their workers with mandated meal and/or rest periods, or if they do provide them, have policies or practices that do not provide the full allotted time as required by law such as requiring employees to undergo a security check before or after clocking out for their meal periods.

When pursuing a claim for meal and periods, it is important to select attorneys who have the necessary knowledge and experience to handle these kinds of cases.  Meal and rest period claims are difficult to handle alone especially when you are faced with potential termination or backlash once you complain about it.  You deserve to work in an environment that complies with state and federal wage and hour laws.

Setareh Law Group has represented clients in meal and rest period cases filed throughout California.  We are aggressive and relentless trial and appellate lawyers with one singular focus — to achieve the best possible results for our deserving clients.