Is it legal for my employer to make me work while I’m on a meal break?

Under California law, employers must provide a 30-minute uninterrupted meal break to non-exempt employees for every five hours worked. The meal break may be waived on mutual consent if no more than six hours are worked in a day. It’s essential to be aware that during a meal break or a rest break, an employer must relieve the employee of all duties and may not request that they perform any job-related tasks or be on call.