Fourth District Reverses Denial of Meal & Rest Break Class Action
In a meal and rest break class action, the Fourth District on Friday reversed the denial of certification of a class of security guards. Faulkinbury v. Boyd & Associates, Inc., No. G041702, __ Cal. App. 4th. __ (4th Dist. May 10, 2013). Reconsidering in light of the California Supreme Court decision in Brinker Restaurant Corp. v. Superior Court, 53 Cal.4th 1004 (2012), the court concluded that the primary issue was the legality of certain company policies, which could be determined on a class-wide basis, even if the application of the policies varied by individual.