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Taco Bell Doesn't Owe Workers Break Pay, 9th Circ. Agrees

Law360 (July 18, 2018, 6:56 PM EDT) -- Taco Bell doesn’t have to give break pay to a proposed class of California workers who get discounted food through its policy of subsidizing workers’ meals as long as they stay in the restaurant while on break, the Ninth Circuit said Wednesday in a published order affirming judgment for the fast-food chain.

These breaks are not compensable time under California wage rules because it’s up to the worker whether to take advantage of the offer, and the policy appears to block employees from working while on...
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Case Information

Case Title

Bernardina Rodriguez v. Taco Bell Corp.

Case Number



Appellate - 9th Circuit

Nature of Suit

4440 Other Civil Rights

Date Filed

March 18, 2016

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