(Wagner) Labor & Employment: 1-4-2
Breaks at work are vital to the health and safety of employees. Right now, employers must provide their employees with fair and necessary meal or rest periods, and if they fail to do so, employers are required to pay the worker an additional hour for every skipped break. AB1948 would have let employers off the hook by allowing them to deny employees breaks as long as they pay the penalty. It would also have prohibited the employees from requesting any criminal or civil punishment for their employers.