California Meal & Rest Breaks After Brinker

Bloomberg BNA Webinar


This program will focus on the nuts and bolts of meal and rest break compliance in light of Brinker and how to successfully navigate this technically dense area of the law. It will also address Brinker's implications for the future of wage and hour class actions in California - both those already pending and those still-to-be-filed - and also for the handful of cases that have been on hold at the Supreme Court pending the disposition of Brinker.

In particular:

  • How does an employer "provide" its non-exempt employees meal periods?
  • When in a shift must meal periods be provided?
  • What does it mean that an employee must authorize and permit a rest period for each four hours of work "or major fraction"?
  • Must a rest period be permitted at any particular time?
    How does an employer best protect itself against meal and rest break claims?
  • What is the future of wage and hour class actions in California? How does Brinker inform an employer's strategy about whether to litigate or settle one of these cases? What about cases that have been stayed pending the outcome of Brinker?




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