California Supreme Court to Determine Whether Employers Must Enforce the Taking of Meal Breaks

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Three years after granting review, the California Supreme Court finally held oral arguments last week in Brinker Restaurant Corp. v. Superior Court. I attended the oral arguments in San Francisco because of the importance of this decision to small business owners like our clients. Two important issues that have been awaiting resolution are whether under California law there is a duty to enforce the taking of meal breaks, and how breaks must be timed.

California Labor Code § 512, California Labor Code § 226.7(b)

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