Employee Time Rounding OK, Says Calif. Appeals Court

Law360, New York (October 30, 2012, 2:35 PM EDT) -- California employers may round off employee time entries provided that workers are properly compensated in the long run, a published appeals court opinion said Monday, ruling for See's Candy Shops Inc. in a class action observers warned might lead to a surge in lawsuits.

A California appeals court panel struck down a lower court's ruling that See's Candy couldn't rely on two affirmative defenses asserting that See's policy of rounding time entries to the nearest six minutes was consistent with state and federal law and didn't...
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