What does CAL Meal mean on paycheck?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by PizzaToUps, Aug 21, 2019.

  1. PizzaToUps

    PizzaToUps Member

    I have noticed something titled CAL MEAL underneath the hours worked section of my pay check and it’s about $30. Does anyone know what this could be about? I also get something called legal SV and it’s about $14 a paycheck. Any help would be greatly appreciated guys.
  2. Mst3k

    Mst3k Active Member

    The company legally has to pay you a penalty that equals a hour pay whenever they fail to provide you with a timely break or lunch. The maximum number of penalties you are entitled to is two a day, one for a lunch and one for a break. If you work a twelve hour shift and they force you to skip your lunches and take your breaks at you end then you are still only legally entitled to 2 penalties.

    That said, I have never seen the company willingly pay a cal meal penalty for a break violation and you would likely have to file a complaint with the california department of labor if you want that resolved.
  3. 542thruNthru

    542thruNthru Well-Known Member

    I'm guessing your PT and working over 6 hours a day. California law says they have to give you a 30 min lunch. When you don't take it they have to pay you that 30 min.

    Legal SV is the free legal services we get in the West. I don't really understand why we get money every so often from it. I've been told different reason but don't know for sure.
  4. BlackCat

    BlackCat Active Member

    I thought the legal services was subtracted right after being added.

    I admittedly haven’t looked at a pay stub in a while so I am probably wrong.
  5. 542thruNthru

    542thruNthru Well-Known Member

    The legal services is paid by UPS. .10 a hour up to $17.30 a month.
  6. 247spies

    247spies New Member

    You failed to take your lunch or enough of your lunch, so the company just pays you for it. It happens Ive gotten it as well. Im in California.