Brinker Nixes Lamps Plus Workers' Cert. Bid: Calif. Court

Law360, New York (August 21, 2012, 3:41 PM EDT) -- A California appeals court upheld a ruling Monday denying class certification to certain Lamps Plus Inc. employees in a meal break case, finding the California Supreme Court's Brinker decision rejects the idea that employers must ensure that workers take meal breaks.

The Second District Court of Appeal said it had previously affirmed a trial court's order, but that the action was vacated by the California Supreme Court and remanded with instructions to reconsider the decision in light of Brinker Restaurant Corp. v. Superior Court.

In Brinker,...
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