DLSE quickly updated (pdf, doc) its Enforcement Policies and Interpretations Manual to reflect the decision in Brinker Restaurant Corp. v. Superior Court of San Diego County (Hohnbaum) (2008) ___ Cal.App.4th ___. The decision was just three days when the revisions went into effective. Opinion Letter 1999.02.16 has been withdrawn.
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