Pacific Timesheet Announces California Labor Rules Enhancements

Additional more configurable support for meal penalty rules and split shift premium rules.

Las Vegas, NV — January 26, 2010 — Pacific Timesheet has announced that it has significantly enhanced its support for California labor rules such as meal penalty rules and split shift premium rules.

The state of California requires that certain classified non-exempt or hourly employees are paid a meal penalty equal to one regular hour of pay if they miss a meal after more than five hours of continuous work. In addition, California requires employers to pay non-exempt or hourly employees a premium if the time that lapses between shifts is more than one hour.

Jim Dickerson, VP of Operation stated, "The challenge of complying with California labor laws is not just how they are defined today. Ongoing cases each year have made complying somewhat of a moving target. Pacific Timesheet's highly configurable support for complying with these laws has been an advantage our customers with operations in California have been looking for."

According to the California Labor Code, "In California, an employer may not employ an employee for a work period of more than five hours per day without providing the employee with a meal period of not less than thirty minutes, except that if the total work period per day of the employee is no more than six hours, the meal period may be waived by mutual consent of both the employer and employee. A second meal period of not less than thirty minutes is required if an employee works more than ten hours per day, except that if the total hours worked is no more than 12 hours, the second meal period may be waived by mutual consent of the employer and employee only if the first meal period was not waived."

Dickerson continued, "Pacific Timesheet provides support for an unlimited number of rule combinations, which includes rules for employees who sign a meal penalty waiver and those who do not sign a meal penalty waiver." In addition, Pacific Timesheet has provided support that allows for individual meal penalty overrides or split shift overrides or waivers with a detailed comment for auditing for circumstances where the penalty or premium needs to be modified according to the California labor code. Pacific Timesheet Software also provides extensive support for California overtime rules, including consecutive-day overtime rules.

About Pacific Timesheet Enterprise

Pacific Timesheet is a leader in providing on-demand timesheet and time tracking software. Its flagship product, Pacific Timesheet, provides unprecedented ease-of-use, flexibility and eliability. Pacific Timesheet is known for its superior support of complex labor rules such as missed meal penalties, split shift premiums, shift and shift differential. Built on platform, database, and browser-independent technologies that can be implemented either on-premise or on-demand, Pacific Timesheet provides enterprise-ready solutions that are easy to use and implement for companies across the globe.

The Company is headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada, and has offices throughout North America and Europe. Pacific Timesheet is an equal opportunity employer always in search of talented professionals interested in the development and application of proven software technologies. Pacific Timesheet's Time Management Systems are used by some of the world's largest corporations such as Applied Materials, BCD Travel, Joy Mining, NOAA and . If you need additional information about Pacific Timesheet go to, or call 866-416-2061 ext. 1.