Q. Two of our employees go outside to smoke almost every hour for about 10 minutes. Our other employees are starting to complain. Do we have to allow these 10-minute rest periods every hour?
A. No, under California law, rest period time is based on the total hours worked daily, and only one 10-minute rest period need be authorized for every four hours of work or major fraction thereof.
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