Am I entitled to meal breaks and rest breaks if I am working remotely?
Yes, California’s laws on meal and rest breaks apply to employees who are working remotely. Employers are required to provide proper meal and rest breaks to remote workers, but only if they are non-exempt employees.
Employers may find it challenging to monitor the breaks of workers when they are not physically present in the workplace. However, they are legally required to keep accurate time records of the hours that employees work, including meal and rest breaks.
Employers should have clear meal and rest break policies for remote work arrangements. The policies should address missed or shortened breaks, including premium pay for workers who miss meal periods.
If you are not being given proper meal breaks and rest breaks as required under California law, talk to an experienced San Francisco employment lawyer. McCormack Law Firm can answer your questions and pursue compensation on your behalf if you have a valid wage and hour claim.
Other Unpaid Wage, Overtime and Commission FAQs:
- Am I entitled to meal breaks and rest breaks if I am working remotely?
- Are computer programmers and tech workers exempt from overtime?
- Can an employer disclose my immigration status if I file a claim for unpaid wages?
- Can I get fired for claiming overtime pay?
- Can my employer change my commission plan or withhold commissions?
- Can my employer fire me for filing a wage claim?
- Can salaried workers earn overtime in California?
- Do I still get overtime if I am a commissioned salesperson?
- Does my employer have to pay me for off-the-clock work?
- Does my employer have to reimburse me for work expenses?
- How can a lawyer help with my claim for unpaid wages?
- How can I protect myself from wage theft?
- How can I tell if I am an independent contractor?
- How do I file a claim for unpaid wages?
- How do I know if I am entitled to overtime pay?
- How do I know if my employer needs to pay me overtime?
- How is overtime pay calculated in California?
- How much time do I have to file a wage claim in California?
- How much time do I have to file an overtime claim?
- If I receive a salary, am I exempt from overtime?
- If my employment is terminated, is my employer still required to pay me my commissions?
- Is my employer allowed to deduct anything from my paycheck?
- Is my employer allowed to deduct tips from my paycheck?
- Is my employer allowed to withhold my final wages after firing me?
- Is my employer required to pay for my meal break and rest breaks?
- My employer is forcing me to work through meal breaks. What should I do?
- What are some examples of wage theft?
- What are the main differences between an independent contractor and an employee?
- What is an exempt and non-exempt employee?
- What is the minimum wage in California?
- What should I do if I suspect my employer is withholding wages?
- What should I do if my boss asks me to work off the clock?
- What types of damages can I get in a wage claim against my employer?