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In some states, such as California, unsuspecting employers can find themselves facing millions of dollars in liability for technical violations of an obscure state labor code provision that is inconsistent with the laws of every other state in which the company may operate. These cases often morph into class actions and involve novel allegations regarding overtime, meal and rest breaks, pay statements, and other wage and hour issues. Now, however, employers are breathing a sigh of relief with the Supreme Court’s landmark ruling in AT&T Mobility v. Concepcion.