March 26, 2012
Last November, the Supreme Court heard argument in Brinker Restaurant Corp. v. Superior Court, S166350. Brinker is, of course, an important wage and hour class action in which the Court is likely to decide whether employers comply with California law by providing meal breaks to their employees, or whether employers must ensure that employees take those breaks. The Court vacated submission of the cause in January in order to consider additional amicus briefing.
In a recent post, Kim Kralowec at The UCL Practitioner notes that the Court recently denied the application of an amicus curiae to file a further brief. The opinion is due by April 12 unless the Court again vacates the submission.