Brinker Restaurant Corp. v. Superior Court (California)
Plaintiffs filed a putative class action seeking monetary damages for alleged violations of a California law requirement meal and rest breaks for employees. The trial court certified the class. The intermediate appellate court decertified three subclasses. There were many legal issues before the California Supreme Court on appeal, including whether the law required that employees take the breaks provided to them by their employers. Our client, the American Trucking Association, participated as an amicus curiae, arguing that such breaks need not be forced on employees by their employers. The California Supreme Court agreed, holding that such breaks, if provided, could be waived by the employee.