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Calif. Supreme Court To Consider Meal Break Case

Law360 (October 23, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Three months after a state appeals court overturned class certification in a wage-and-hour suit against the owner of Chili's Grill & Bar, California's highest court agreed to consider whether the law requires that companies both provide employees with meal breaks and ensure that employees took them.

The Supreme Court of California granted the plaintiffs' petition for review of the appellate decision holding that employers were not required to make sure their employees took the breaks by a unanimous six-justice vote Wednesday. The seventh justice was absent....
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