By Michael Kun

Employers with operations in California continue to await a ruling from the California Supreme Court on the question of whether employers must "ensure" that meal and rest breaks are taken, or merely make them "available."

The issue has long been before the Court in the similarly-named Brinker and Brinkley cases, and will turn largely on a single question: what does the word "provide" mean.

This, of course, is much more than a minor semantic issue. The ultimate decision about what "provide" means will have a dramatic impact upon the wave of wage-hour class actions that have plagued … Continue Reading