A California Court of Appeal held, back in July, that:
- Employers need only provide, not ensure, that rest and rest periods are taken;
- Employers need only authorize and permit rest periods to be taken for every four hours or major fraction thereof worked;
- Employers are not required to provide a meal period for every five consecutive hours worked; and
- Employers can only be held liable for employees working off-the-clock if the employer knew or should have known employees were doing so.
With thanks to Ford & Harrison's Jesse Caryl.