This will be the second of four opinions for cases argued in March. The other two opinions should file on Thursday.
Naranjo is expected to answer these questions: (1) Does a violation of Labor Code section 226.7, which requires payment of premium wages for meal and rest period violations, give rise to claims under Labor Code sections 203 and 226 when the employer does not include the premium wages in the employee’s wage statements but does include the wages earned for meal breaks? (2) What is the applicable prejudgment interest rate for unpaid premium wages owed under Labor Code section 226.7? The court granted review in January 2020. Fourth District, Division Three, Presiding Justice Kathleen O’Leary is the pro tem.
The case involves wage claims by a private company’s employees who take federal prisoners and ICE detainees to medical appointments, court appearances, and the like.
The opinion can be viewed Monday starting at 10:00 a.m.