California employers are required to provide regular meal and rest breaks for workers. But being clear with these California labor laws can be be a challenge.
[This is an updated and revised version of a post from January 2015]
Employers in California, and their payroll and HR staff, are required to monitor these situations and ensure that any affected workers are paid correctly and accordingly. Employers are required by the Industrial Welfare Commission Orders to pay nonexempt employees for regularly scheduled, but un-worked time because of the lack of proper notification or inadequate scheduling by the employer.