California Supreme Court Clarifies the Law Regarding On-Call Rest Periods

Under both California Labor Code section 226.7 and the Industrial Welfare Commission (IWC) Wage Order No. 4-2001, employers are required to provide employees with a rest period of at least 10 minutes for every four hours of work or major faction thereof. The question employers often ask is: may employers … Read More

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Attorney’s Fees Not Available For California Meal and Rest Break Claims Under Labor Code Section 226.7

May a party who prevails on an action based on Labor Code section 226.7 for failure to provide rest breaks be awarded attorneys fees? That was the question that was answered in Kirby v. Immoos Fire Protection, Inc., 53 Cal.4th 1244, 1248 (2012). Plaintiffs Anthony Kirby and Rick Leech, Jr. … Read More