So a caregiver has to have 8 hrs no wake up time .i heard five hours straight. I also heard two wake up in eight hours is ok and we pay for that time they are awake..so if one time during there sleep is disturbed they get 8 hrs. Or can it be eight different hours in day or it has to be in a row.A: Regardless of what you may have heard, the California 4th District Court of Appeals, in the Aguilar case, requires that the employee must receive eight (8) "uninterrupted" hours of sleep in order for the employer to avoid liability for wages during the employee's sleep time. This means eight consecutive hours, not hours divided over different work days.
I realize that this may be inconvenient for you as an employer, but it's the law, so if your employee complains to the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE), you will be liable for additional wages and waiting time penalties, if DLSE determines that the employee is interrupted during the eight-hour sleep period.
Hope this helps.
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