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On-Call Rest Periods Are Not Allowed, California Supreme Court Rules

In a disappointing decision for California businesses, the California Supreme Court ruled today that on-call rest periods are not permissible. Today’s decision will require many California employers to re-examine their rest-break policies and practices. Supreme Court Ruling In Augustus, et al. v. ABM Security Services, Inc, the California Supreme Court reversed the 2nd District Court […]

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California Court Affirms Rest Break Timing Requirement

A California court recently affirmed that rest breaks in general cannot be combined (Rodriguez v. E.M.E., Inc., B264138 (4/22/16)). Relying on the California Supreme Court’s guidance in Brinker Restaurant Corp. v. Superior Court, the appellate court held that “rest breaks in an eight hour shift should fall on either side of the meal break, absent factors […]

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Jury Awards Taco Bell Workers Nearly a Half a Million in Meal and Rest Pay

A federal jury recently awarded Taco Bell workers approximately $496,000 in a class action case that alleged meal and rest period violations. The company ended up in court because of problems with its policy on meal breaks and rest periods. Although the award was probably not everything the workers were looking for, the case demonstrates […]

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California Supreme Court Will Review On-Call Rest Break Decision

Earlier this year, a California appellate court ruled that on-call rest periods are lawful. In Augustus v. ABM Security Systems, Inc., the court ruled that an employer may require employees to remain “on-call” during rest periods without violating laws mandating paid breaks. This decision was considered a victory for California businesses. However, the California Supreme […]

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