Judge Says Brinker Shuts Out Meal Break Timing Class

Law360, New York (May 16, 2012, 9:11 PM EDT) -- A California judge on Friday refused to certify a class of workers accusing a nursing facilities chain of failing to provide timely meal breaks to employees working double shifts, citing the state Supreme Court's recent decision in Brinker International Inc. v. Superior Court.

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Mary Strobel denied certification to a proposed class of certified nursing assistants, licensed vocational nurses, and registered nurses seeking to bring claims that Healthcare Investments Inc. denied timely second meal breaks when they worked two consecutive, eight-hour shifts,...
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