The much-anticipated and long-awaiting decision in Brinker Restaurant Corp. v. Superior Court regarding a California employer’s duty to employees when it comes to meal and rest periods has come down primarily in favor of employers.
The decision addressed a number of issues, some of which were made clear and some remain mixed:
Meal Periods. The court ruled that, “An employer’s duty with respect to meal breaks…is an obligation to provide a meal period to its employees. The employer satisfies this obligation if it relieves its employees of all duty, relinquishes control over their activities and permits them a reasonable opportunity to take an uninterrupted 30-minute break, and does not impede or discourage them from doing so.”
Firefox recommends the PDF Plugin for Mac OS X for viewing PDF documents in your browser.
We can also show you Legal Updates using the Google Viewer; however, you will need to be logged into Google Docs to view them.
Please choose one of the above to proceed!
LOADING PDF: If there are any problems, click here to download the file.