California’s Meal And Rest Period Rules: Proactive Strategies For Compliance

California’s Meal And Rest Period Rules: Proactive Strategies For Compliance


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Author: Richard J. Simmons
Publisher: Castle Publications
Edition: Sixth
ISBN: 9781940747484
Pages: Over 180

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This edition examines California’s unique meal and rest period rules, the liabilities that exist for violations and the California’s Supreme Court’s landmark decisions in the recent Augustus v. ABM, Brinker Restaurant, and Gerard cases. The new sanctions created for violations of these rules have led to an epidemic of class action lawsuits and millions of dollars in liability.

California’s Meal And Rest Period Rules: Proactive Strategies For Compliance is authored by one of California’s leading experts on wage-hour law, Attorney Richard J. Simmons of the law firm of Sheppard, Mullin, Richter and Hampton LLP. All California employers must be aware of their obligations and the high price they may pay for noncompliance. The new edition examines the recent cases and compliance systems. It also includes sample forms and valuable resources, including new-hire and attestation forms and opinion letters.

California has the toughest rules in the country. It imposes unmatched requirements and potential liabilities for employers. The new edition is designed to assist employers to understand and address their legal obligations. It also offers “best practices,” and over 15 proactive strategies and ideas to establish compliance and defend against legal challenges. Sample forms are included to remind new and existing employees of their right to meal and rest periods and secure their cooperation. Among the numerous subjects covered are the following:

  • The Augustus v. ABM, Brinker And Gerard Decisions
  • Meal Period Rules
  • Rest Period Rules
  • Remedies & Premiums
  • Exceptions To The Rules
  • Class Action Suits
  • Rules Regarding Combining Meal Periods
  • State & Federal Rules
  • Meal & Rest Period Charts
  • Proactive Strategies
  • Sample New-Hire Forms
  • Off-The-Clock Work
  • Attorney’s Fees
  • Special Industry Rules
  • Value Of Using Drop-Down Menus To Certify Compliance
  • Sample Forms & Compliance Tips
  • Important Labor Commission Opinions
  • Record-Keeping Obligations
  • New Cases
  • Timing Of Meal & Rest Periods
  • Waivers
  • IWC Standards
  • Frequency Of Meal Periods
  • Amount Of Rest Time
  • Time Rounding Practices
  • Sample Acknowledgement Forms
  • Situations Where Premiums Are Not Owed
  • Cutting Edge Compliance Strategies

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