Troester v. Starbucks Corp. – What Is A Trifle, Anyway?

Employment Law Commentary, Volume 30, Issue 8

August 2018
Client Alert

On July 26, 2018, the California Supreme Court issued another highly anticipated opinion in Troester v. Starbucks Corp., clarifying application of the federal de minimis doctrine to claims for unpaid wages under California law. Federal courts have long applied the de minimis doctrine to excuse the payment of wages for small amounts of otherwise compensable time upon a showing that the bits of time are administratively difficult to record.

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