Brinker Leads Judge To Can H&R Block Meal Break Class

Law360, New York (July 10, 2012, 8:39 PM EDT) -- In light of two recent California Supreme Court decisions, including Brinker Restaurant Corp. v. Superior Court, a California federal judge on Monday decertified a class of H&R Block Enterprises LLC employees who claim they were denied meal breaks.

U.S. District Judge Christina A. Snyder said that at the time the initial decision was made, the fact that the plaintiffs showed H&R Block didn't pay the legally required meal break premium was enough for certification — meaning the judge didn't have to address the question of whether...
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