Because working long hours can take a considerable toll on anyone, you certainly appreciate a break now and then. However, you may sometimes feel as if you do not have the ability to take breaks due to the fast-paced nature of your job or due to discouragement from your employer. If you feel uncertain about your ability to take a moment to catch your breath while on the job, you may have an interest in this area of employment law.
Yesterday, many American workers were able to enjoy a day off of work as our country honored and celebrated Labor Day. Over the decades, workers in California and throughout the entire country have not only made significant contributions to improve protections and workplace conditions for employees in all types of occupations, workers have also made significant contributions to our economy.
Workers in Los Angeles and throughout the entire state of California must be allowed to take lunch or rest breaks as mandated by state and federal labor and employment laws. According to one judge's recent ruling, a rest or lunch break is not considered an official break unless an employee is allowed to be free of all work duties while on break.