SB 807

  • California Senate Bill
  • 2009-2010 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Senate Feb 27, 2009
  • Senate
  • Assembly
  • Governor

Employment: meal and rest periods.


Under existing law an employer is prohibited from requiring an employee to work during a meal or rest period mandated by an applicable order of the Industrial Welfare Commission and is required to pay a nonexempt employee one additional hour's pay at the employee's regular rate of compensation upon failure to provide the mandated meal or rest period. This bill would provide that the payment to the employee for failure to provide a mandated meal or rest period is a statutory penalty and does not constitute additional wages to the employee. The bill also would clarify that an employer provides a meal or rest period by making one available to the employee without interfering with its use. Existing law requires an employer to provide an employee who works more than 5 hours with a meal period of not less than 30 minutes, unless the employee's total daily work period does not exceed 6 hours, in which case it may be waived by mutual agreement. This bill would provide that this meal period may commence at any time before the start of the 6th hour of work.

Bill Sponsors (1)


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Feb 01, 2010


Returned to Secretary of Senate pursuant to Joint Rule 56.

Apr 29, 2009


Set, first hearing. Testimony taken. Further hearing to be set.

Apr 17, 2009


Set for hearing April 29.

Apr 16, 2009


Hearing postponed by committee.

Apr 14, 2009


Set for hearing April 22.

Apr 13, 2009


Re-referred to Com. on L. & I.R.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on L. & I.R.

Apr 02, 2009


From committee with author's amendments. Read second time. Amended. Re-referred to Com. on RLS.

  • Reading-1
  • Referral-Committee
  • Reading-2
  • Committee-Passage
Com. on RLS.

Mar 19, 2009


To Com. on RLS.

Mar 02, 2009


Read first time.

Feb 28, 2009


From print. May be acted upon on or after March 30.

Feb 27, 2009


Introduced. To Com. on RLS. for assignment. To print.

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02/27/09 - Introduced PDF
04/02/09 - Amended Senate PDF

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