Monthly Archive for: ‘April, 2012’

The California Supreme Court Announces Big Brinker Decision for Employees

The California Supreme Court just announced a big class action employment decision in Brinker Rest. Corp. v. Superior Court. The decision clarifies some laws as they pertain to employers and employees, and sets forth a simple three part test for meal period compliance. The Court specifically held that employer satisfies [its meal period compliance] obligation if it (1) relieves its …

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WCAB Keeps Employer on the Hook for Stolen Check

In Barrett Business Services, Inc. v. Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board and Rafael Rivas, the Court of Appeal for the Second Appellate District affirmed the WCAB’s denial of reconsideration of its determination of which party should bear the loss when a stolen check, with a forged indorsement, is cashed and the payee never receives the check. The appellate court held that …

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