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California Meal and Rest Breaks: What You Don’t Know Can Cost You

On Demand Webinar Duration 60 Minutes

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Speaker : Melveen Stevenson is the CEO and founder of M.S.Elemental, LLC, a human resources and business advisory firm

This activity has been approved for 1 HR (General) recertification credit hours toward aPHR, PHR, PHRca, SPHR, GPHR, PHRi and SPHRi recertification through HR Certification Institute (HRCI). Please make note of the activity ID number on your recertification application form. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HR Certification Institute website at www.hrci.org

Overview

California statutes pertaining to meal and rest periods for non-exempt employees is one of the more confusing topics in today’s business environment.

This course is designed to provide you with a practical foundation for understanding the law. It includes guidelines for how to properly create and administer your own meal and rest period policy. Or, if your company already has its own policy, then this information can help you to review your existing policy as well as the procedures and practices in “real life” daily operations.

By the end of the course, you will be informed about the laws so that you will be better-equipped to assist your company in being California-compliant with meal and rest periods.

Why Should You Attend

Meal and rest breaks laws continue to confound California employers with hourly-paid employees. Without a solid understanding of these specific requirements, your policies and procedures for your non-exempt employees can pose a substantial financial risk to your business.

Employers, managers, supervisors, and human resources professionals should have a sound understanding of these laws so that they can communicate the legal requirements to their hourly-paid employees. As well, they need to be well-versed so that they can provide non-exempt employees with the opportunities to take their entitled meal and rest periods.

By attending this training, employers and their leaders will have a working knowledge of California meal and break period requirements and help their companies to be compliant under the law.

Areas Covered

In this course, you’ll learn key topics to ensure that you’re aware of California’s meal and rest period requirements:

  • Understand the basic requirements under California law pertaining to meal and rest periods.
  • Review common violations by employers in attempting to follow the law.
  • Enumerate the penalties and remedies for violations under the law.
  • Review examples of recent settlements .
  • Review best practices for compliance.
  • Identify resources for further information about the requirements.

Who will Benefit

  • California-based employers with hourly-paid (non-exempt) employees
  • Out-of-state employers that have operations based in California with hourly-paid (non-exempt) employees
  • Businesses without a human resources department
  • Businesses with a single-person human resources department
  • Businesses with an out-of-state HR leader or managers/supervisors who oversees California-based hourly-paid (non-exempt) employees
  • Any manager, supervisor, or HR professional who is new to their position in providing oversight and leadership to California-based (non-exempt) employees


Your Instructor


Melveen Stevenson
Melveen Stevenson

Melveen Stevenson is the CEO and founder of M.S.Elemental, LLC, a human resources and business advisory firm based in Los Angeles, California. As a certified HR professional with a background in accounting and finance, she helps companies to navigate the human resources “jungle” of compliance, human capital, and leadership challenges. By using an encompassing business approach, she helps to strengthen the infrastructure of organizations from the inside out, specifically through leadership development, operations, training, employee engagement, and executive coaching.

Over the last 17 years, Melveen has held leadership positions in human resources operations, supply chain, and talent management at international companies in food manufacturing, medical devices, and consumer products. She has also worked internationally.

Melveen began her career in accounting and international banking. With an inspired desire to support and drive organizational success through human capital, she redirected her career and obtained her MBA at Michigan State University’s Eli Broad Graduate School of Management.


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