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Yes, a 31% reduction in pay is normally enough to qualify for unemployment benefits if your son rejects the employer's offer.
Under CA law, the employer must typically reimburse the employee for expenses incurred for the benefit of the employer.
Employees are required to have at least a 30 minute lunch if they work more than 5 hours normally and if the employee is exempt for any reason, they must be paid for the break time, yes.
File a complaint with the state labor board with regard to the expense reimbursement and break time issues. The agency has the authority to investigate and collect amounts owed to your son on his behalf.
Here is a link to their website:
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