Nordstrom Worker Tells 9th Circ. Day Of Rest Unwaivable

Law360, New York (June 24, 2013, 4:30 PM EDT) -- A Nordstrom Inc. employee asked the Ninth Circuit to revive his wage-and-hour class action against the retailer, arguing Thursday that workers cannot waive their right to protection from a California law prohibiting them from working more than six consecutive days.

Christopher Mendoza told the court that the California legislature’s goal of protecting employees from overwork would be undermined by a district court’s ruling that he’d waived his right to a day of rest by fulfilling Nordstrom’s requests that he work as many as 11 days in a row. 

Citing the California Supreme Court's landmark ruling in Brinker Restaurant Corp. v. Superior Court,...

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