Calif. High Court To Hear Long-Awaited Meal Break Case

Law360, New York (November 4, 2011, 4:12 PM EDT) -- The California Supreme Court will hear oral arguments Tuesday in a long-running dispute over whether employers in the Golden State must merely make meal breaks available or ensure that employees take them, setting the stage for a ruling lawyers say could lower the bar for class certification and raise the stakes for employers.

Attorneys for Brinker International Inc. and a proposed class covering an estimated 59,000 current and former employees will square off before the state's high court more than three years after the court decided...
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