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Ruling Clarifies Meal, Rest Break Penalties Calculation

Oct 16, 2019

On Wednesday, October 9, 2019, the California Court of Appeal issued a long-awaited clarification of California’s meal and rest break penalty provision (Ferra v. Loews Hollywood Hotel, LLC). The court was asked to interpret whether the phrase “regular rate of compensation” meant the same as the “regular rate of pay,” which is used to calculate overtime premiums, or whether it meant the base hourly rate that employers pay their nonexempt employees. (Read More)

Article By: Matthew J. Roberts, Esq. HRWatchdog

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