Status of meal and rest period proposed regulations
The written comments received in the last period for comments which expired on July 25, 2005 are being reviewed and analyzed. The volume of comments received was quite large and the process is very time consuming. Although it is hoped that it will not be much longer before the review is completed, the rulemaking process does statutorily allow up to a year to complete. Once the review is completed, if it is determined that further revisions to the proposed regulations are needed, the regulations will, by the provisions of the rulemaking process, be submitted for yet further public comment. If no further revisions are needed, the proposed regulations will be submitted for approval and finalization. In the meantime and until the new regulations are approved, you should continue to follow the procedures currently specified in the Labor Code. Please continue to watch our web site for updates.