Citing Brinker, Calif. Appeals Court Backs Guards' Class Bid

Law360, New York (May 13, 2013, 2:46 PM EDT) -- A California appeals court on Friday said security guards accusing Boyd & Associates Inc. of wage-and-hour violations are entitled to class certification, reversing its previous ruling in the wake of the state Supreme Court’s landmark Brinker decision.

The California Court of Appeal said the state high court's April 2012 Brinker Restaurant Corp. v. Superior Court decision had clarified that a class of workers suing their employer can be certified solely on the basis of whether a company's policies conflict with employee-rights laws and discourage workers from...
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