California Appellate Court: Meal and Rest Period Class Should Have Remained Certified

California Employment Law Letter, BLR – Business and Legal Resources: Compensation

Elizabeth J. Boca, an Associate in the Employment, Labor & Workforce Management practice, in the firm’s San Francisco office, authored an article in California Employment Law Letter, titled "California Appellate Court: Meal and Rest Period Class Should Have Remained Certified.

This article was later republished in BLR – Business and Legal Resources: Compensation, titled “California: Meal and Rest Period Class Should Have Remained Certified,” on January 19, 2017.

Following is an excerpt:

This case illustrates that in general, if a theory of liability can be determined by alleged facts common to all class members, a class will be certified even if the members have to prove their damages individually. Thus, employers should be sure that their policies are current and comply fully with all applicable laws and ordinances because an imperfect policy can result in classwide liability even when only some employees suffer damages.