Workers Urge Retroactive Ruling In Brinker Meal Break Case

Law360, New York (January 4, 2012, 6:56 PM EST) -- Class action plaintiffs suing restaurant chain owner Brinker International Inc. told the California Supreme Court on Tuesday that making its upcoming decision in the case prospective — not retroactive — would hurt low-income workers and benefit employers who have failed to provide meal breaks.

The restaurant worker plaintiffs — who had managed to get a class of roughly 60,000 people certified by a trial court, only to have that decision struck down by an appeals court — were responding to a rare post-argument amicus brief from...
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