Legal Question in Employment Law in California

If my employer provides lunch at a staff meeting, am I still entitled to a lunch break?

Asked on 6/05/12, 12:41 pm

2 Answers from Attorneys

Michael Kirschbaum Law Offices of Michael R. Kirschbaum

Assuming the meeting is work related and requires your attendance, you are entitled to a 30 minute break from work, regardless of whether it is for lunch, if you work more than 5 hours in the work day.

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Answered on 6/05/12, 12:54 pm

Timothy McCormick Libris Solutions - Dispute Resolution Services

You generally must be "relieved of all duties" for time to count as your 30-minute break. Attending a mandatory meeting would not seem to qualify.

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Answered on 6/05/12, 1:22 pm

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