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Sidebar Issue 135 | February 2022

Update on Trucker Meal and Rest Breaks

On January 19, 2022 the California Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District in the matter of Guillermo Espinoza v. Hepta Run, Inc. held California’s meal and rest break rules governing the transportation industry are expressly preempted by federal regulations governing truck drivers with respect to both short-haul commercial drivers and long-haul commercial drivers.

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By:  John H. Shaffery

Will 2022 Provide California Government’s Support for Business and Economic Devlopment?

I have previously written on numerous occasions about how the California Legislature deals with business issues and economic development. Most recently I discussed the second year of the Pandemic and the first year of the 2021-22 legislative session.

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By:  Hunt C. Braly

Even When Employees Lose, They Win: Court of Appeal Awards Attorney’s Fees on Losing Claims

Renee Vines, a former employee in the Santa Clarita Valley at the auto parts store of O’Reilly Auto Enterprises, LLC sued his employer after being terminated for violations of the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) (Gov. Code § 12900 et seq.), alleging race- and age-based discrimination, harassment and retaliation-related claims.

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By:  Brian D. Walters

Featured Verdict: McDonalds Agrees to $2 Million Settlement in PAGA Wage & Hour Suit

Employment Law Gennifer Manzo, et al. v. McDonalds Restaurants of California Inc.:

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