1. Does Trusted provide meal or rest breaks?

  2. Why does Trusted have a meal period waiver form?

  3. Do I have to sign this form if I don't want to waive a meal period?

  4. What should I know about the state regulations before signing?

  5. When and how do I submit the missed meal/rest break form?

  6. Where can I find the meal period waiver form?

  7. Where can I find the meal/rest break daily form?


Does Trusted provide meal or rest breaks?

Trusted will provide you with a 30-minute off-duty meal period if you work more than five hours and a second 30-minute off-duty meal period if you work more than 10 hours in a workday unless you have elected to waive a meal period in accordance with California or Washington state law.

Why does Trusted have a meal period waiver form?

Some nurses do not want to take two unpaid meal periods when working a shift of 10+ hours. The purpose of this form is to give you the ability to waive a meal period and get paid that extra 30 mins.

As long as we have a meal period waiver form signed and in effect, Trusted will allow you to work without taking one of their meal periods as otherwise required by California and Washington state law. If at any point, you wish to receive both of your meal periods, you may revoke this agreement. Trusted may also revoke this agreement. The form will remain in effect until your contract ends unless you ask to have it revoked or Trusted revokes it.

For both states, there is also a form that is required daily if you miss a meal or rest break.

Do I have to sign this form if I don't want to waive a meal period?

Yes! There are 3 options on the meal period waiver form. Whichever you chose is up to you, but you are required to complete the form! Here are the options listed on the form:

  1. Meal Period Waiver

  2. Revocation of Meal Period Waiver

  3. Meal Period Waiver Declined

What should I know about the state regulations before signing?

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, 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

In Washington, your first meal period must be taken no less than two hours nor more than five hours from the beginning of the shift, and a second meal period must be taken within five hours of the first meal period, if applicable. Further, if you work three or more hours longer than your normal shift you are entitled to an additional meal period prior to or during the overtime period. Under Washington law, you may choose to waive any of your meal periods.

When and how do I submit the missed meal/rest break form?

This form will be used if you miss a meal break or 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 it!

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, reach out to your Care Team by sending a message through Inbox.

Where can I find the meal period waiver form?

  • Meal Period Waiver Form - You can print the form 📎 here. You will fill this out each time you get a new assignment in CA or WA or any time you want to revoke previously waived meal periods.

Where can I find the meal/rest break daily form?

  • Missed Meal/Rest Break Daily Form- You can print the form 📎 here. You will fill this out for each shift in which 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.

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