Missed Rest Breaks

Your Rest Break Rights

In California, if you work between four and six hours in a day, you’re entitled to a paid 10-minute rest break, and if you work between six and ten hours in a day, you’re entitled to a second 10-minute rest break.

The law requires rest breaks to be duty-free, which means you don’t have to do any work during your rest breaks.

Every time you don’t get a rest break or your rest break is interrupted or it’s not duty-free, you’re entitled to at least one hour of pay.  If you’ve been required to skip or work through your rest break—even if you’re on a salary—you may have a lawsuit and may be entitled to backwages.

To learn more, call Civil Justice Law.