Calif. Employers Dodge Wave Of Time-Rounding Suits

Law360, New York (October 31, 2012, 9:07 PM EDT) -- California employers can now use the practice of rounding employee time entries without fear of a costly class action, thanks to a recent state appeals court decision in favor of See's Candy Stores Inc., attorneys said Wednesday.

Reversing a trial court ruling that barred See's Candy from raising certain affirmative defenses in a wage-and-hour class action lodged by a former employee, the Fourth Appellate District ruled Monday that California employers are entitled to use a timekeeping policy that rounds employee punch-in or -out times to the...
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