California Labor Code § 226.7

(a) No employer shall require any employee to work during any meal or rest period mandated by an applicable order of the Industrial Welfare Commission.

(b) If an employer fails to provide an employee a meal period or rest period in accordance with an applicable order of the Industrial Welfare Commission, the employer shall pay the employee one additional hour of pay at the employee s regular rate of compensation for each work day that the meal or rest period is not provided.

(Added by Stats. 2000, Ch. 876, Sec. 7. Effective January 1, 2001.)

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