Client Alert - New California Supreme Court Decision - Federal De Minimis Principle Does Not Apply to State Wage and Hour Claims

August 2018
Jeff Dinkin, chair of Stradling's Employment Law practice group, and associate John Wicker want to inform you on a recent Supreme Court decision. On July 26, 2018, the California Supreme Court issued a unanimous opinion holding that the de minimis principle under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act does not apply to wage and hour claims brought under state law. In short, the holding means that, as a general rule, employees must be paid for all time worked even if the unpaid time is a small, de minimis amount. Read the full client alert below for more information.
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