Wal-Mart Employees Win $6 Million In Meal Break Lawsuit

By Whitehead Employment Law

A California federal jury recently awarded Wal-Mart employees at a Chino, California warehouse $6 million due to Wal-Mart’s failure to provide them their requisite 30-minute meal breaks. Wal-Mart required employees to go through security off the clock, cutting into their meal breaks Wal-Mart employees, called “Associates,” were required to go through metal detectors in what…

An Employee’s Guide To CA Rest And Meal Break Laws

By Whitehead Employment Law

Meal and Rest Breaks– Know Your Rights By Jennifer Santillan, Whitehead Employment Law What is a Rest Break? A rest break is a short, paid period of time allotted to non-exempt employees working over three and a half hours each workday. Under California wage and hour law, employers must allow non-exempt employees to take a paid rest…