Brinker Dooms FLSA Meal Break Class, ManorCare Says

Law360, New York (April 25, 2012, 8:01 PM EDT) -- HCR ManorCare Inc. told an Ohio federal court Wednesday that, in light of the California Supreme Court's long-awaited Brinker decision, it should decertify a class alleging the long-term care provider's meal break policy violates the Fair Labor Standards Act, while the plaintiffs argued the decision wasn't relevant.

U.S. District Judge Jack Zouhary had, unprompted, ordered the parties to submit briefs on what impact, if any, California's top court's highly anticipated ruling clarifying the meal break standard under state law in Brinker International Inc. et al. v....
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