Rest Breaks
And Meal Periods

California Unpaid Rest Breaks And Meal Periods Lawyers

With more than 40 years of combined legal experience, the attorneys at Righetti · Glugoski, P.C., have the skills and knowledge to help you recover compensation from your employer for common labor law violations such as unpaid meal breaks and unpaid break time. From our offices in San Francisco, our firm represents individuals throughout California, from Oakland to Sacramento to Los Angeles and San Diego.

Unpaid Meal Breaks

Under California employment law, nonexempt employees are entitled to a 30-minute off duty meal break when working more than five hours. During that break, you must be relieved of all duties. You cannot be expected to be on call, answer the phone or stay at your desk. If your employer does not comply with meal period laws, it is required to give you one hour of pay for each meal period that was not provided.

Unpaid Rest Breaks

Nonexempt employees are entitled to an off-duty rest break when working more than four hours. Your total amount of rest time is based on the total hours you work daily. You must be permitted to take 10 minutes of off-duty rest time for every four hours you work. These authorized rest periods should be counted as hours worked, and you should be paid for each rest break. If your employer does not comply with California rest period laws, it is required to give you one hour of pay for each violation.

We Offer Free Consultations And Contingency Fees

If you and your co-workers have been denied appropriate meal breaks or rest breaks or have other pay disputes, we encourage you to contact us. Your consultation is free and we do not charge any attorneys’ fees unless we recover compensation for you.

Call us at 415-983-0900 or toll free at 800-447-5549. You can also contact us online to learn more.

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"The Court is satisfied that class counsel has capably represented the class in a manner which has resulted in a settlement well received by the class and which has been approved by this court. This case presented untried issues of law."
Circle K Overtime Cases, JCCP 4267, Order on Final Approval of Class Action Settlement, Honorable William F. McDonald
"Class counsel have extensive experience litigating class actions, particularly in the area of labor and employment, and prosecuted this matter efficiently and with a high degree of professionalism. Class Counsel's costs in prosecuting this Action are hereby approved as reasonably incurred."
Lopez et al. v. Euromarket Designs, Inc., (d/b/a Crate and Barrel), Case No. BC436515 on Final Approval of Class Action Settlement, Judge Soussan G. Burguera
"Class counsel capably represented the class in a manner which has resulted in a settlement well received by the class and which has been approved by this Court. This case presented issues of law which are hardly settled in the field of wage and hour litigation and the Court recognizes that the attorneys for the class worked diligently and responsibly for the interests of the class members."
Groves et al. v. Ross Stores aka "Ross Dress for Less Stores", Case no. RG 04183362 on Final Approval of Class Action Settlement, Honorable Steven Brick
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I recently had a issue I needed guidance with regarding exempt/non-exempt classification with a previous employer. I had not been paid for overtime hours that I had worked, prior to leaving the company. I contacted Righetti Glugoski, and quickly spoke to Matt Righetti. I was very pleased at how comfortable he and his staff made me feel. He kept me informed along every step of the way, and the whole process was very transparent. In a very short period of time, Mr. Righetti not only got me the compensation I was entitled to, but he was also able to get me penalties and fees that were owed as well. My entire experience with Matt and his firm was amazing, and I couldn't have been happier. I would highly recommend Matt and the Righetti Glugoski law firm to anyone who needs representation with a labor issue.
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