Calif. Justices To Weigh Break Issue Left Open By Brinker

By Erin Coe (June 2, 2015, 10:31 PM EDT) -- The California Supreme Court recently agreed to hear a class action brought by ABM Industries Inc. security guards who claim they were illegally forced to be on call during breaks, and lawyers say the case gives the court a chance to clarify whether rest periods must be free from all work — an issue left unresolved in its Brinker decision.

The top state court in April granted the security guards' petition for review after the court of appeal in December vacated a $90 million judgment against ABM Industries and found that California law did not require employers to relieve workers of...

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