Another Federal District Court Weighs in on the Unsettled Question of Whether California Employers Need Only "Provide" Employees with Meal Periods or Must "Ensure" Meal Breaks Are Taken


In Kenny v. Supercuts, Inc., a third U.S. District Court in California rules that employers need not ?ensure? that employees take state-mandated meal periods, so long as meal periods are made available for employees. This case is the latest battleground over one of the most significant unsettled issues in California wage and hour law - whether employers must ?provide? or ?ensure? that their employees take meal periods.

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