Legal Alert - Brinker Gives Employers a Break but Not a Free Ride
Brinker Gives Employers a Break but Not a Free Ride
by Brian Mills
The California Supreme Court issued a unanimous decision in Brinker Restaurant Corporation v. Superior Court, Case No. S166350 finding that employers are not obligated to ensure their employees are taking meal periods and rest breaks.
The California Supreme Court clarified previous murky and conflicting opinions regarding meal period and rest break entitlement for employees and provided much needed guidance to employers.