Back-pay win on overtime meal allowances


When our members at a California Veterans facility (DVA) weren’t receiving their contractually required overtime (OT) meal allowances, the issue was brought forth at a Joint Labor Management Committee with DVA for resolution.

When the department’s response to an information request showed clear contract violations, a grievance was filed for all affected employees represented at the facility.

CalHR’s response—finding in favor of our members— included training on software to make claims; an opportunity for members to claim reimbursement for unpaid OT meals; and, a directive for the department to follow Article 12.9, Allowances and Reimbursements.