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California Supreme Court Rules on Meal and Rest Breaks Class Action

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 subscribers ], in which it reversed the decision...

Jeff Michalowski Talks About the California Supreme Court's Decision in Brinker Restaurant Corp. v. Superior Court

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 for meal and rest periods, notes possible risks that...

Prevailing Employer in Wage Case Can Only Recover Attorneys’ Fees if Claim Was Brought in Bad Faith

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 party in any action brought for nonpayment of wages...

PA Supreme Court Affirms Nine-Figure Judgment Against Wal-Mart

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 Wal-Mart employees. [The employees] asserted that...