Under the California Labor Code, every employer is required by law to allow meal periods and rest periods to his/her workers.
One of the most common violations of the employee rights is a failure to permit workers from taking an uninterrupted, 30-minute lunch break. If an employee works at least 6 hours in a workday, the employer is obligated to provide an uninterrupted 30-minute meal break. During this meal break, the employee must be free to leave the premises. For shifts over 10 hours, employees are entitled to a second meal break of 30-minutes.