Employer Prevails Thanks to Consistent Practices, Lawful Rounding Policy

March 12, 2019 | From HRCalifornia Extra

by Erika Pickles, J.D.; Employment Law Counsel/HR Adviser; and
Jessica Mulholland, Senior Editor

When it comes to employee meal breaks, one employer's recent courtroom success offers some clarity post-Brinker, as well as examples of best practices.

In this wage and hour class action lawsuit, a nurse recruiter claimed that her employer failed to provide meal breaks, didn't pay the required premiums for those violations and should be liable for meal break violations based on actual clocking records — not the rounded times.

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