Topic: workplace

Brinker Ruling: 5 Lunchtime Takeaways for California Employers

[Video: Brinker: California Supreme Court Clarifies Standards for Meal Period Rules – Steps Employers Should Take Now – by Allen Matkins] On April 12, 2012, the California Supreme Court ruled in Brinker Restaurant Group v. Superior Court of San Diego that while employers are required to provide meal breaks to employees, they need not ensure… Read more »

California Supreme Court Brinker Ruling: Employers Not Required to Ensure Lunch Breaks

The California Supreme Court handed down its long-awaited decision today in Brinker Restaurant Group v. Superior Court of San Diego, finding that employers are responsible only for providing lunch breaks to employees, not for making sure employees take them. From law firm Allen Matkins: “… the Supreme Court made three particularly significant pronouncements: (1) an… Read more »

New NLRB Report on Social Media Cases in the Workplace

On January 24th, 2012, general counsel for the National Labor Relations Board released an updated reported on recently reviewed social media cases. The report looks at 14 new cases – many of which focus on social media policies in the workplace. Of note to managers, HR professionals, employment specialists, and – really – anyone with… Read more »