Legal Question in Employment Law in California

i work at a chain preschool in california. i work 9-6, most of the time i dont get my morning 10 min break because im the one going around giving everyone else their 10 min break. i dont get my lunch break until 2pm (5 hrs after starting work) and then usually they make me take my afternoon 10 min break 15 mins after i come back from lunch. is this legal? also they sent me to another school to help out but have not reimbursed me for gas or milage, when i asked about this they just said the other school wasnt that far

Asked on 2/18/13, 9:41 pm

1 Answer from Attorneys

Timothy McCormick Libris Solutions - Dispute Resolution Services

Waiting 5 hours for lunch is legal. The rest is not. If you want to make a claim, you can file online with the Dept. of Industrial Relations, Division of Labor Standards Enforcement, commonly known as "the labor commission." Just google it.

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Answered on 2/19/13, 11:09 am


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