The California Supreme Court announced today that it will issue its decision at 10:00 a.m. tomorrow in the much-anticipated meal and rest period case of Brinker Restaurant Corp. v. Superior Court. The Court is expected to decide whether California employers must ensure that employees actually take meal periods, or whether it is sufficient to just make meal periods available. The Court is also expected to provide some guidance regarding the timing of meal periods and obligations with respect to rest periods. Because the Brinker case is a class action the decision may also have a broader impact on wage-hour class action cases in California.
Seyfarth Shaw will provide a summary and analysis of the Brinker decision on this blog tomorrow shortly after the decision is published. In addition, Seyfarth Shaw will host a webinar on Wednesday, April 18 at noon Pacific to discuss the Brinker decision and its implications. To view the webinar invitation and register for the webinar please click here.