Even the most diligent employers can run afoul of California work break laws. Compliance trumps perceived efficiency in these cases.
California employers are often painfully aware that their state has some of the strictest employment laws in the U.S. And this includes California work break laws.
Managing and complying with the regulatory maze of California labor laws can be a challenge for most employers and their HR staff. Each year new employment laws are added to the books, while very few if any existing laws ever get removed. The result that workforce management functions become more confusing and frustrating for both management and staff.