Trusted provides a 30-minute off-duty meal period to employees who work more than five hours and a second 30-minute off-duty meal period to employees who work more than 10 hours in a workday unless they have elected to waive a meal period in accordance with California state law.

CA Meal/Rest Break Regulations 🔎 📜

In California, your first meal period must be taken before you work more than five hours in a workday, and a second meal period must be taken before working more than ten hours in a workday, if applicable. As an employee in healthcare, you are permitted to voluntarily waive one of your two 30-minute meal periods on shifts when you work more than ten hours. If you waive, you are also committing to taking the remaining meal period before you work more than ten hours in a workday.

Shift Length

Paid 10 Minute Rest Break

Unpaid 30- Minute Meal Break (unless waived)

Less than 3.5 Hours

0

0

3.5- 5 Hours

1

0

5.1-6 Hours

1

1

6.1 - 10 Hours

2

1

10.1 - 14 Hours

3

2

14+ Hours

3

2

When and how do I submit the Missed Meal/Rest Break Form?

This form will be used if you miss a meal break/rest break OR do not take your meal break within the first 5 hours of the start of your shift. Please refer to the form for further detailed directions.

✅ Please make sure the form is filled out completely and signed before submitting!

You will need to print it out, have it signed, take a picture of the form, and then upload it to your Trusted Time app. If you have already submitted time for the week, you may email it to us at hello@trustedhealth.com 📬

📎 You can find the Missed Meal/Rest Break Daily Form here to print!

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