CALIFORNIA LABOR CODE–THE CALIFORNIA SUPREME COURT RULES ON WORKERS’ ENTITLEMENT TO REST BREAKS AND MEAL PERIODS

On April 12, 2012 the California Supreme Court issued its long-awaited decision in Brinker Restaurant v. Superior Court. Although the case was primarily brought to determine whether class certification was appropriate for the various causes of action, the court specifically answered threshold questions raised in the case regarding meal periods and rest breaks in California.