Concrete Co. Beats Meal Break Suit At Calif. Appeals Court

Law360, New York (December 1, 2016, 8:48 PM EST) -- A California appeals court on Wednesday affirmed a lower court ruling that a concrete mixing company did not illegally deprive a class of workers of meal breaks, ruling the workers were free to take time to eat but most chose not to.

Granite Rock Co.'s policy of having its workers sign an agreement to eat on the job did not violate state law because the company gave workers a meal break whenever they requested, the Sixth Appellate District panel ruled.

"There was no evidence at trial...
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