Graniterock Beats Class Action Over Off-Duty Meal Policy

Law360, Los Angeles (August 29, 2011, 9:45 PM EDT) -- A California judge ruled Thursday that a concrete company didn't violate state labor law by letting a class of employees waive meal periods, a decision that could influence the state Supreme Court as it decides whether employers are obligated to ensure workers take meal breaks.

Judge James P. Kleinberg said in a tentative statement of decision that Granite Rock Co. didn't violate California wage and hour law by allowing its concrete mixer drivers to voluntarily sign an agreement that allowed them to waive their 30-minute off-duty...
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