ARE YOU FREE FOR LUNCH? The Aftermath of the CA Supreme Court's Brinker Decision on Meal and Rest Periods and Other Wage and Hour Developments
Simi Valley Location

Date: Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Time: 7:30 - 9:00 a.m.

Best Western Posada Royale Hotel
1775 Madera Road
Simi Valley, CA 93065

Cost: No charge to attend (RSVP required). Continental breakfast will be served.

Presenters: Karen L. Gabler and Gannon E. Johnson, Attorneys at LightGabler

Registration Information

There is no cost to attend, but reservations are required.

To register, call 805.248.7033 or send an email to .

Seminar Description


The California Supreme Court finally issued a decision in the long-awaited case of Brinker Restaurant Group v. Superior Court of San Diego, addressing meal and rest periods in the workplace. While the case does provide some measure of relief for employers on California's burdensome meal period requirements, the Court's decision carries with it a number of unexpected pitfalls likely to lead to future litigation, each of which require careful policy and procedure updates in the workplace.

In light of the attention placed on meal and rest period developments this month, other critical wage and hour updates have flown under the radar. Employers must be aware of new forms to be given to employees, new circumstances on mandatory workplace postings, and pending legislation on the horizon this year.

In this detailed wage and hour update, employment law attorneys Karen L. Gabler and Gannon Elizabeth Johnson will cover a myriad of recent legislative and administrative developments, including:

  • The Brinker decision: what does it actually say? (and why it might not say what you thought it did!)
  • Addressing overtime and scheduling issues in light of the Brinker decision
  • New language requirements on meal period policies
  • New language requirements on rest period policies
  • Class action issues related to Brinker
  • The Wage Theft Protection Act (and changes to the mandatory form)
  • Pending legislation to watch this year on wage and hour issues
  • "Cush for the tush" -- seating issues on the horizon
  • Travel time requirements
  • Alternative workweeks

If you reserve a spot and then later find that you are unable to attend, please inform us in advance so that we may offer your seat to someone else.