Employer need not Ensure that no work is done during Meal Break

The California Supreme Court has filed its much anticipated wage and hour protection decision inBrinker Restaurant Corp. v. Superior Court (4/12/12) 53 Cal.4th 1004 (S166350), concluding, among other things, that “an employer’s obligation is to relieve its employee of all duty, with the employee thereafter at liberty to use the meal period for whatever purpose he or she desires, but the employer need not ensure that no work is done.”

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