Monthly Archives: May 2012

IT’S OFFICIAL – EMPLOYERS ARE NO LONGER THE POLICE!

On April 12, 2012, the California Supreme Court finally issued it’s much anticipated ruling in Brinker Restaurant Corporation v. Superior Court, holding that employers need not act as surrogate police to their employees. The Court explained that while employers have a duty to provide meal and rest periods to their employees, they have no duty to hover over them to “ensure” that they abstain from working during those breaks. This relieves a huge, impossible burden, which exposed employers to countless class action claims.

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