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California is more generous to its employees than the federal laws and than most other states.
The law on rest breaks is:
If you work at least 3.5 hours in a day, you are entitled to a rest break and you're entitled to at least ten minutes for every 4 hours of work.
The law on meal breaks is:
If you work over 5 hours in a day, you are entitled to at least 30 minutes for a meal break. This meal break acnnot be waived by the employee if you work more than 6 hours.
If you work over 10 hours in a day, you are entitled to a second meal break of at least 30 minutes. This break cannot be waived by the employee if you work for 12 or more hours.