I am a 1099 employee,

pd hrly not salary and i have never taken a lunch break at all and now they want
me to take a 30 min lunch break, can they MAKE me take a lunch break per the
labor laws in CA

Asked on September 21, 2017 under Employment Labor Law, California


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

Yes, they can do this. The employer, not the employee decides when work is--or is not--done. An employer can require employees to take an unpaid lunch break during the day, just like they could also have you start later or leave earlier.

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