Clear Win For Employers Unlikely In Upcoming Brinker Ruling

Law360, New York (April 5, 2012, 9:34 PM EDT) -- The California Supreme Court is expected to hand down its decision next week in a high-stakes wage-and-hour case over whether employers must merely make meal breaks available or ensure employees take them, but attorneys say the ruling won't be cut and dry.

The case against Brinker International Inc., the owner of Chili's Bar and Grill and other restaurants, has been closely watched since California's highest court agreed to take it up in 2008. A decision is expected by April 12.

If the court rules in favor...
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