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Watching the Brinker Hearing

California Supreme Court Sets Hearing in Brinker

Brinker Restaurant v. Superior Court (Hohnbaum), one of the most eagerly-awaited cases on the California Supreme Court's docket, will be argued on Tuesday, November 8, 2011 at 9:00 a.m. in San Francisco. The petition for review of the decision in Brinker Restaurant Corp. v. Superior Court (2008) 165 Cal.App.4th 25 was filed more than three years ago. The case presents issues concerning the proper interpretation of California's statutes and regulations governing an employer's duty to provide meal and rest breaks to hourly workers.

Here is our take on the original opinion, published on July 22, 2008. There are quite a few companion cases.


employment and labor law attorney

Wow, this case was about three years old now and it hasn't been reviewed. Hope for the resolution of the problem regarding employer's duty to provide meal and rest breaks.

- employment and labor law attorney

San Antonio Employment Lawyer

It is about time that this case was decided. I had all but forgotten about it.


I first read about the Brinker case a legal blog ( http://www.caliemployment.com/ ). It has taken ages for this case to be decided. I am pulling for the employers on this one..


One more thing: if the court rules in favor of employees, businesses would stay out of california...

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