No Breaks for California Employers

Law360, New York (April 17, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- On Monday, April 16, the California Supreme Court issued its eagerly-awaited decision in Murphy v. Kenneth Cole Productions, holding that the additional hour pay imposed under Labor Code § 226.7 for missed meal or rest breaks is a “wage” subject to a three-year statute of limitations.

In doing so, the court reversed a clear trend among the appellate courts in the state, where four of five decisions on the issue rejected the conclusion adopted by the Supreme Court. The decision raises the cost of noncompliance with...
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