Calif. High Court's Starbucks Decision: Bombshell Or Blip?

Law360 (August 3, 2018, 7:20 PM EDT) -- Businesses in the Golden State are bracing for an uptick in wage-and-hour suits following the California Supreme Court's recent ruling that a federal doctrine blocking workers from suing over brief periods of unpaid time didn't doom a proposed class action against Starbucks Corp., but a key question still lingering after the ballyhooed decision means a flood of successful class actions is far from inevitable.

Attorneys for workers have praised the court's partial rejection of the de minimis doctrine, saying it paves the way for suits bringing wage-skimmers to justice. Meanwhile, some advisers for employers say the ruling opens their clients up...

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