- Written by Rebecca Hause-Schultz
In a decision issued this week, the Ninth Circuit upheld a District Court decision in favor of employer Taco Bell—holding that its meal policy requiring employees to stay on site during meal periods when employees purchased a discounted meal was lawful.
In that case, Plaintiffs, individually and as class representatives, challenged Taco Bell’s meal policy, which provided that employees could take an off-duty meal period in accordance with the applicable Wage Order, but that employees could also choose to purchase a discounted meal so long as the employee ate the meal in the restaurant. The policy was enacted to prevent employees from purchasing food for friends and family at the discounted rate and taking it home.
- Written by Jizell Lopez
Federal Judge Enjoins Provisions of AB 450
As previously reported here and here, earlier this year the Immigration Worker Protection Act (commonly referred as “AB 450”) went into effect, putting employers in a precarious position attempting to juggle federal immigration laws and state law. In response, Attorney General Jeff Sessions filed a lawsuit against the State of California seeking a preliminary injunction. Sessions argued that several immigration laws, including the provisions of AB 450, were unlawful based on the theory that they were preempted by federal immigration laws.