Wage & Hour Update: Meal Periods After Brinker, Class Action Developments, and Other Current Issues

Palo Alto Presentation

10/14/2008

Employment + Labor

Palo Alto, CA

Tom E. Wilson and Karen J. Kubin

Seminar

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.

Topics Include:

  • The latest developments in wage and hour class actions
  • What Brinker portends for class actions
  • What Brinker means for meal period compliance
  • How to address exemption and independent contractor issues
  • What you should know about recent case developments and statutes
  • How a wage-hour audit can provide additional protection

Featured Speakers:

  • Karen Kubin, Partner, Morrison & Foerster LLP; Lead Counsel for Brinker International in Brinker Restaurant Corp. v. Superior Court.
  • Lloyd W. Aubry, Jr., Of Counsel, Morrison & Foerster LLP; Former California State Labor Commissioner

This seminar will be held in the following cities: Palo Alto, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and San Diego.

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