• Qualifying, Unionized Workers In Certain Industries Now Exempted From California’s Meal Period Requirements
  • October 13, 2010 | Authors: Sébastien Guillaume Ducamp; Simon Luk; Michael Phillips
  • Law Firms: Winston & Strawn LLP - Paris Office ; Winston & Strawn LLP - Hong Kong Office ; Winston & Strawn LLP - Chicago Office
  • On September 30, 2010, Governor Schwarzenegger signed a bill that creates new exemptions to the meal period requirements of California Labor Code Section 512 for unionized workers in certain industries. Once the bill becomes law on January 1, 2011, employees are exempt from the meal period provisions of Labor Code Section 512(a)-(b)1 if all of the following criteria are met: