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California Supreme Court’s Long-Awaited Decision on Meal Periods & Rest Breaks

April 13, 2012 |
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On April 12, 2012, the California Supreme Court decided Brinker Restaurant Corporation v. Superior Court of San Diego (Hohnbaum), the seminal case on meal periods and rest breaks for non-exempt employees in California. While leaving intact the ability of employees to file class actions or individual actions against employers that fail to provide meal or rest breaks, the Court generally sided with employers in clarifying the scope of the employer’s legal obligations.

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