Category Archives: Meal and Rest Breaks

CA Supreme Court Holds Employers Cannot Require Employees to be “On-Call” During Legally Required 10-Minute Rest Breaks and Affirms $90 Million Judgment Against Security Company

A few weeks ago, the California Supreme Court in Augustus v. ABM Security Services, Inc. affirmed a $90 million judgment in favor of a class of more than 14,000 security guards, finding that their employer failed to provide legally compliant … Continue reading

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California Governor Extends Meal and Rest Break Penalties to Missed “Recovery Periods” Taken By Outdoor Workers

With narrow exceptions, existing California law requires employers to make available to hourly workers meal and rest breaks throughout the workday.  Employers who prevent hourly employees from taking legally compliant meal and rest breaks must pay a penalty of one … Continue reading

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California Supreme Court Issues Seminal Decision on Meal and Rest Breaks

After a long wait, the California Supreme Court finally issued its much-anticipated ruling in Brinker Restaurant Corp. v. Superior Ct., 53 Cal. 4th 1004 (2012), resolving several unanswered questions regarding employers’ obligations with respect to employee meal and rest breaks. … Continue reading

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Stunning $167 Million Verdict to Plaintiff Alleging Sexual Harassment and Retaliation by Her Employer

A Sacramento jury in federal court has awarded more than $167 million to Ani Chopourian, who alleged that her former employer, Dignity Health (formerly known as Catholic Healthcare West), sexually harassed her and illegally retaliated against her for repeatedly complaining … Continue reading

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