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SB-729 Meal and rest breaks: remote work. (2019-2020)



As Amends the Law Today


SECTION 1.

 Section 2699.7 is added to the Labor Code, to read:

2699.7.
 An employee shall not recover civil penalties from an employer under Section 2699 for violations of any provision of either this code or a wage order of the Industrial Welfare Commission requiring the employer to provide meal and rest breaks, if all of the following conditions are satisfied:
(a) On or after March 19, 2020, for reasons related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the employee began to work from the employee’s home or other place of residence at the employer’s direction, under an employer policy permitting such remote work, or pursuant to an agreement with the employer.
(b) The alleged violations occurred in the period beginning with March 19, 2020, and ending December 31, 2022, and are for meal or rest breaks the employer failed to provide to an employee while that employee was working for the employer from home or other place of residence.
(c) The aggrieved employee does not reside on property owned by the employer or provided by the employer to the employee.