Tesoro Pays $11.6M To End Meal Break Suit

Law360, New York (March 19, 2013, 7:26 PM EDT) -- Tesoro Refining & Marketing Co. will pay $11.6 million to more than 700 California refinery employees who accused the petroleum refiner of denying them proper meal breaks on long shifts, according to a settlement filed Friday in California federal court.

The agreement will put to rest years of fighting in two now-consolidated lawsuits that claimed Tesoro violated California's wage-and-hour laws by not fully relieving employees for two 30-minute breaks during a 12-hour shift.

According to the settlement, both Tesoro and the workers still stood by their...
To view the full article, register now.
Law360 Pro Say Podcast
Check out Law360's new podcast, Pro Say, which offers a weekly recap of both the biggest stories and hidden gems from the world of law.