Brinker Ruling Dooms Meal Break Class, H&R Block Says

Law360, New York (May 31, 2012, 1:36 PM EDT) -- H&R Block Enterprises LLC moved Tuesday to decertify a class of tax professionals who claim they didn't get meal breaks, arguing that the California Supreme Court's recent Brinker decision would require individual inquiries into why workers didn't take breaks.

The state supreme court's landmark April 12 decision in Brinker Restaurant Corp. v. Superior Court compels decertification of the class, which covers hourly paid tax professionals who allege in California federal court that they did not get meal periods or the required compensation for missing them, H&R...
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