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California Rest Break Policy 2018 Edition

*** Updated as of December 1, 2017 

California’s labor and employment laws are constantly changing, and the rules concerning meal breaks and rest breaks are the subject of significant litigation and lawsuits that make it difficult for employers to comply.

California judicial authority updated the guidelines for rest breaks and the nature of the rest breaks that must be provided to non-exempt employees.  Download a sample/template rest break policy below that is compliant with the current guidelines, and keep your business in compliance with California’ labor laws and wage/hour regulations.


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