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Hourly employees in California must be afforded one paid ten minute rest break for every four hours of work or major fraction thereof. In other words, if the employee works exactly 4 hours, they would be entitled to one paid ten minute rest break. If they work 6 hours, they would be entitled to 2 paid ten minute rest breaks--one for the first four hours, and another for the second two hours, since two is a major fraction of four. There would need to be 2 paid ten minute breaks on an 8 hour shift, 3 on an 10 hour shift, and so on.
Lunch breaks are required for any shift longer than 5 hours. The lunch break must be at least 30 minutes. However, lunch breaks do NOT need to be paid.
The employee would clock out for lunch breaks but not for rest breaks, since the rest breaks are "on the clock" paid time.
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