In a major win for the business community, a California appeal court ruled Tuesday that employers are only required to provide meal and rest breaks for their workers, not ensure they're taken. The ruling also said employers can't be held liable for working employees off the clock unless they knew they were doing so. And the court ruled that none of the above issues can be certified as class actions because they involve individual claims that must be handled separately in possibly thousands of "mini-trials."
Workers Can't Catch a Break From Calif. Court
July 23, 2008