Palo Alto Presentation
Wage and hour class actions continue to dominate all California litigation. The recent Brinker decision denying class certification of meal and rest period claims and off-the-clock work claims has now been applied to deny class certification in several cases. Nonetheless, employers should take steps to reduce their exposure to liability. Brinker itself provides guidance on complying with meal and rest period requirements. Beyond Brinker, other issues remain hot, including those involving independent contractors and exempt/non-exempt status. Now is the time to make sure that your wage and hour practices are in full compliance with applicable laws.