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Choosing To Work Through Provided Meal Periods

Choosing to Work Through Provided Meal Periods

If you choose to work through a meal period that your employer provides to you (read here to see what it means to provide a meal period), then can you claim meal period premium pay if you work through that meal period? NO. If an employer relinquishes control and relieves an employee from duty (without discouraging the employee from taking a meal period) the employer is no longer responsible for meal period premium pay. The employee is, however, owed compensation for the off-the-clock work performed and the time worked (including any overtime hours that result from working through the meal period), but only if the employer knows or has reason to know the employee is working during the meal period.

Our Notable Class Action Cases

  • Ayala v. Terminix International, Inc.
  • Bankwitz v. Ecolab Inc. - Territory Manager Overtime Lawsuit
  • Bautista v. Alliance Environmental Group
  • Berry v. DCOR, LLC
  • Bognuda v. Great White Dental
  • Campos v. Ecolab Inc. – California Route Sales Manager (RSM) Lawsuit
  • Candete v. Cummins Transportation
  • Cooper v. Ecolab Inc.
  • Derousseau v. Schlumberger Technology Corporation
  • Dietz v. Ecolab Inc.

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  • We Don't Give Up

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  • We Exclusively Represent Employees

    We fight on behalf of employees only and are not afraid of going up against the largest corporations in the country, if not the world.

  • We Think Outside of the Box

    Our seasoned team of attorneys come up with innovative solutions unheard of in the past in order to advance their cases in court.

  • Over $100 Million Recovered

    In the last decade, Strauss & Strauss APC has recovered over $100 million dollars for employees in California.

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