It is confirmed that California health care industry employers may have certain employees (i.e. nurses, therapists, physician assistants, technicians) waive one of their two meal periods even if they are working shifts exceeding twelve hours.
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Recognizing the importance of scheduling flexibility for the healthcare industry, California recently passed a law that gives healthcare personnel the right to waive one of two meal periods when working a shift over 12 hours in a workday. This effectively restores the original exception first adopted in 1993.