The Class Action Industry Remains Healthy After California’s Brinker Decision On Meal and Rest Periods

The Class Action Industry Remains Healthy After California’s Brinker Decision On Meal and Rest Periods

The class action “cottage industry” seems to be healthy. Last year the California Supreme Court decided Brinker Restaurant Corp. v. Superior Court and held that an employer must only provide its employees with statutorily mandated meal and rest periods; the employer is not required to ensure that the employees actually take the time off.

NLRB: Employer Did No Wrong in Firing Employee Who Dared Them to Do It On Facebook—Maria Danaher

By | LXBN | June 5, 2013
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When you first glance at the facts of this case—a healthcare group’s employee daring their employer to fire them in a Facebook message, and the employer doing it—you’d think there isn’t much to it, and it shouldn’t even be the type of thing the National Labor Labor Relations Board. But as my guest today on LXBN TV explains, all of these cases must be viewed on their own, as employers can never be too careful when it comes to figuring out what is and what isn’t protected speech online. That guest is Maria Danaher, attorney with Ogletree Deakins and author of the Employment Law Matters blog