Ruling Clarifies Meal, Rest Period Penalties Calculation

November 07, 2019 | From HRCalifornia Extra

by Matthew J. Roberts; Employment Law Counsel/Subject Matter Expert, CalChamber

An issue that’s been plaguing employers, their human resources professionals and their employment law counsel for some time now is how to properly calculate premium pay for a nonexempt employee who doesn’t get a compliant rest or meal break. On October 9, 2019, however, the California Court of Appeal issued a long-awaited clarification of California’s meal and rest break penalty provision (Ferra v. Loews Hollywood Hotel, LLC, No. B283218).

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