As the second-largest private employer in California, restaurants employ more than 1.4 million workers. Nationally, the workforce amounts to 12.8 million, with projections expecting an additional 1.3 million jobs in the next decade. With such massive employment and job creation power, labor-related issues and regulations at the state and federal levels constantly affect restaurants. While Legal Center resources can assist restaurant operators in navigating existing laws, the CRA's team of advocates are always watching for new developments in labor-related policies.
Brinker meal and rest decision details After years of watchful speculation as the landmark Brinker Restaurant Corp. v. Superior Court made its way through the court system, the California Supreme Court is expected to rule on the case in April. The ruling was a pivotal moment for employers across the state, especially those in the restaurant industry, whose labor requirements include many industry-specific considerations and exceptions to the rules governing meal and rest period breaks. California restaurant operators anticipate the ruling will clarify the state’s ambiguous laws. Read More
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