CALIFORNIA SUPREME COURT EMPLOYMENT LAW DECISIONS 2007-2008

The California Supreme Court decided several significant employment law cases since our last summary in September 2007. The Court’s opinions address a number of topics, including expense reimbursement, employee privacy, government employee due process rights,...

MEAL AND BREAK CLASS ACTIONS: ON THE “BRINKER” OF EXTINCTION?

The Court of Appeal’s opinion in Brinker Restaurant Corp. v. Superior Court (Hohnbaum), ___ DJAR ____ (Jul. 22, 2008), addresses several heavily litigated issues regarding meal and rest period claims. If the decision withstands an anticipated petition for review...

UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT EMPLOYMENT LAW DECISIONS 2007-2008

The United States Supreme Court decided several significant employment law cases during the 2007 Term. The Court’s opinions ranged from the validity of administrative charges filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, to the scope of the Age...
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