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California Supreme Court Rules on Meal and Rest Breaks Class Action
Posted on 20 Apr 2012 by Abbey Spanier

The California Supreme Court recently issued its long awaited decision in Brinker Restaurant Corp. v. The Superior Court of San Diego County , 2012 Cal. LEXIS 3149 (Cal. Apr. 12, 2012) [ an enhanced version of this opinion is available to lexis.com... Read More

California Legislative Update: Fair Pay Act, Right to Cure Wage Statement Defects, Paid Sick Leave, and More
Posted on 9 Oct 2015 by Robin Largent

As California’s current legislative process heads into its final days, we have a few updates on employment-related matters relating to paid sick leave, wage statement violations, meal period waivers in the health care industry, and the Fair Pay... Read More

PA Supreme Court Affirms Nine-Figure Judgment Against Wal-Mart
Posted on 19 Dec 2014 by Philip Miles

On Monday, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court issued its long-awaited opinion in Braun v. Wal-Mart [ an enhanced version of this opinion is available to lexis.com subscribers ]. A jury trial ended with a $188 million verdict in favor of a class of 188,000... Read More

Prevailing Employer in Wage Case Can Only Recover Attorneys’ Fees if Claim Was Brought in Bad Faith
Posted on 30 Aug 2013 by Robin Largent

Employers may recall recent publicity in California over the extent to which an employer may recover its attorneys’ fees after prevailing in a wage and hour action. This is because Labor Code section 218.5 on its face provides that the prevailing... Read More

Jeff Michalowski Talks About the California Supreme Court's Decision in Brinker Restaurant Corp. v. Superior Court
Posted on 16 May 2012 by LexisNexis Labor & Employment Law Community St

On this edition, Jeffrey P. Michalowski of the San Francisco office of Paul Hastings, discusses the California Supreme Court's April 12, 2012 decision in Brinker Restaurant Corp. v. Superior Court. Jeff reviews the standards outlined by the court... Read More