This bill would exempt from California’s meal period requirements construction workers, commercial drivers, security officers, gas and electrical corporation employees, and public utility employees who are covered by a valid collective bargaining agreement. The collective bargaining agreement must expressly provide for the wages, hours of work, and working conditions of employees, including meal periods and overtime premium wage rates, and must also provide for final and binding arbitration of disputes concerning application of its meal period provisions.

The Governor has indicated in past years that he will not approve CBA carve-outs to the meal period requirements.

Amends Labor Code Section 512.

Enrolled1 and to the Governor on 09/08/10.