Back in August, we reported a California Court of Appeals decision that employers must provide rest and meal breaks, but are not required to control that the breaks were taken. Last week, the California Supreme Court granted review of that case – it might uphold the decision, but it might also overturn it.
The grant of review means the lower court case has no effect until the Supreme Court rules. California employers should return to policing meal and rest breaks to make sure employees take them, at least until a new decision comes from the California Supreme Court, probably early next year. Watch the Stoel Rives World of Employment for updates!