California extends timeframe for skipped-break lawsuits

SAN FRANCISCO California restaurateurs and other employers can be sued for violations of meal- and rest-break requirements going back up to four years under a ruling issued this week by the California Supreme Court.

Oral arguments were heard before the Court here in March on Murphy v. Kenneth Cole Productions Inc., a landmark case filed by an employee of a retail store who charges that he was denied breaks and forced to work overtime. California's labor code

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