May 23, 2012

You Can Lead Staff to the Breakroom, but You Can’t Make Them Eat



Los Angeles partner Pascal Benyamini presented a webinar titled, “You Can Lead Staff to the Breakroom, but You Can’t Make Them Eat,” to a national audience on Wednesday, May 23.

The webinar noted that both plaintiff and defense bars are claiming (qualified) victory in the wake of the California Supreme Court’s decision in Brinker Restaurant Corp. v. Superior Court of San Diego, and that many companies are wondering exactly what the decision means for them.

Pascal, a member of the firm's Labor & Employment Practice Group, gave an overview of the decision, its impact and best practices for employers. 

Among the topics covered were: 

  • Meal periods – what does “provide not ensure” mean in practice? 
  • Meal breaks – shedding light on rolling five versus one/ten 
  • Rest breaks – how many do employers need to provide? How much does timing matter? 

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