“Under California law, security guards must be paid one additional hour of pay in every shift”California labor law handbook
Security guards not only deserve to be treated with our upmost respect for keeping our buildings, workplaces and communities safe, but security guards also deserve to be paid properly and provided with proper meal and rest breaks.
Under California law, security guards must be paid one additional hour of pay in every shift where they are required to either (1) monitor their cell phones, walkie talkies or other dispatch device during their meal break, or (2) must remain on the premises during their meal break. This is called an “on-duty” meal break
In addition, they must be paid another one hour of pay for an “on-duty” rest break.
This means that in any given day, a security guard is likely owed two additional hours of pay – i.e. if you work an 8-hour shift, you should actually be paid for 10 hours. In our experience, this almost never happens.
If you are a security guard who is working on-duty meal or rest breaks, you may have be owed thousands, or even tens of thousands of dollars.
The lawyers at Crosner Legal have represented thousands of security guards get paid back millions of dollars in back pay and penalties. Call us or submit our online form now for a 100% free case evaluation.
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