Lunch Breaks Won’t Be Forced in California
The California Supreme Court has ruled that employers don’t have to force their workers to take lunch breaks.
FOX News Radio’s Sabrina Sabbagh has more from Los Angeles:
Workers here in California are allowed to take lunch breaks, but they aren’t going to be forced by their employers to do so. The California Supreme Court ruled that requiring companies to order breaks is unmanageable, and those decisions should be left to workers. For people with normal nine to five office jobs, a lunch break might seem like a no-brainer, but attorneys for workers say low-wage employees at restaurants face unique issues that dissuade them from requesting meal and rest periods due to potential lost wages.
In Los Angeles, Sabrina Sabbagh, FOX News Radio.
Editor’s Note: This lawsuit stemmed from a case filed filed nine years ago against Brinker International, the parent company of Chili’s and other eateries, by restaurant workers complaining of missed breaks in violation of California labor law.