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With some of the toughest wage and hour laws in the country, California is a battleground for wage and hour litigation in both state and federal court. Companies large and small are prime targets for class action and PAGA representative cases. Even small technical violations can result in crippling liability. Learn more about how Cook Brown can help.

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Knowledge is Power: Meal and Rest Breaks

Does No Good Deed Go Unpunished? The restaurant chain Taco Bell offered discounted meals to employees during their required 30-minute meal breaks with one requirement. In an effort to prevent theft, the restaurant chain  required that the meal be eaten in the restaurant.

In a class action suit, employees claimed that the eat-in-the-restaurant requirement rendered the time compensable.  Did the the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit agree?

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