Defending Automatic Meal Break Deduction In State Court

Law360, New York (January 13, 2014, 4:28 PM EST) -- Automatic meal break deduction policies have become increasingly popular as efficient ways to avoid the administrative hassle of having employees clock out and clock in for their lunch breaks. Not surprisingly, the increased popularity also has led to increased litigation. So how can in-house counsel and private practitioners help their clients avoid such challenges?

Types of Challenges

In 2013, the legal community saw claims arising out of automatic meal break deduction policies litigated in all the traditional forums from federal court challenges brought under the Fair...
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