LA ranks second among US cities with longest average lunch breaks. How does that impact you?
LA ranks second among US cities with longest average lunch breaks. Pursuant to California's wage and hour laws and regulations, hourly employees (“nonexempt” workers) must receive a 30-minute meal period if they work five hours or more. They are also required to get a 10-minute break for every four hours of work. Many California businesses offer hour-long lunches, although employees are often encouraged to take less than their allotted time away from work, which may result in wage and hour violations if this time is not recorded or if the employee is not compensated for such work time.