The Brinker Impact: What Employers Need to Know, MSK Client Seminar
The California Supreme Court recently handed down its decision in Brinker Restaurant Corp. v. Superior Court, determining how employers must treat meal and rest breaks. This closely-watched case brought into question:
- Whether employers are obligated to ensure that employees actually take meal breaks or must they merely make meal breaks available?
- Whether employers must provide a second meal period only when an employee works more than 10 hours during a day or must provide a meal period after any 5 consecutive hours of work (the so-called "rolling five")?
- How many "rest periods" is an employee entitled to during a shift and when must the breaks be provided?
- What must employers do now to ensure compliance and avoid penalties?
MSK Labor & Employment attorneys Anthony Amendola andEmma Luevano will explain the Court's ruling and its impact on employers in a special breakfast briefing focused on what employers need to know. We will also discuss any issues that may remain unresolved.