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Meal Break Failure In San Diego
When you do not receive the uninterrupted meal breaks from your employer that you should receive per federal and state law, it can affect your finances and your job performance. Fortunately, the experienced attorneys at Walker Law are available to help. If you live in San Diego, the meal break failure attorneys at Walker Law can advise you on how to pursue a claim so that you can obtain the compensation that you are owed.
How We Approach Meal Break Failure Claims In San Diego
Employees who work more than 5 hours in a day are entitled to take an uninterrupted meal break of 30 minutes or more. A second meal break must be provided by an employer if the employee works more than 10 hours in a day. An employer is obligated to relieve the employee of all job-related duties so that the employee can use the meal period for whatever activities he or she chooses. The meal break does not count toward the number of hours worked for the day if the employee has been relieved of all duties and is allowed to leave the premises of the workplace.
Insufficient or non-existent meal breaks can make it difficult for you to perform well at your job. In addition, you may have felt pressure to continue working even when you needed the time to eat, rest, run an errand or check on an important health concern. Raising the issue with your employer may have helped on some occasions. However, if your employer has not done enough to completely resolve the problem, contact Walker Law.
Our lawyers have in-depth knowledge about employment law. We can help you to determine whether there are grounds for a claim right away so that you can obtain compensation from your employer for meal break failure.
San Diego Meal Break Failure Claims We Handle
At Walker Law, we handle many types of meal break failure claims in the San Diego area. Some of the cases that we have dealt with include:
You performed job duties during your 30-minute meal breaks without proper compensation.
Your employer prevented you from taking uninterrupted meal breaks.
If you believe that your employer has violated these wage and hour laws, you should seek legal counsel right away from the specialist meal break attorneys at Walker Law. We can advise you on how to pursue a claim, offering exceptional support and first-class advice. We are available to assist you with a free case evaluation so that you can obtain the information that you need and the confidence of knowing that your claim is being addressed.