Archive for the ‘Meal and Rest Break’ Category

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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Nearly $1 Million Verdict In Meal And Rest Break Case Will Stand

The California Supreme Court has declined to review a verdict in favor of employees of an Oakland trucking company who brought a class action lawsuit claiming they were not provided meal and rest breaks. Seventy-three present and former employees of the trucking company, which serves the Port of Oakland, will share in the damages award […]

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Ideal Seminar If You’re New to Human Resources or Want a Refresher

With the complexities of managing HR issues in California, do your HR practices put you at risk for costly fines and lawsuits? It’s not easy to know exactly what to do or how to explain a complex employment law requirement, especially if you’re new to HR. From hiring through termination, build your decision-making confidence at […]

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On-Call Rest Periods Are Lawful, Appellate Court Rules

In a victory for California businesses, the 2nd District Court of Appeal has ruled in an unpublished opinion that on-call rest periods are lawful. 2nd Appellate Court Ruling In Jennifer Augustus, et al. v. ABM Security Services, Inc., the 2nd District Court of Appeal reversed the trial court, concluding that “on-call rest breaks are permissible.” […]

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