In its recent opinion Aleman (Michael) v. Airtouch Cellular, (Cal. 2012), (Cal. 2012), the California Court of Appeals examined the application of two important provisions from the Industrial Welfare Commission‘s Wage Order No. 4-2001 (Cal. Code Regs., tit. 8, § 11040): (1) reporting time compensation and (2) split shift premiums.
Last week, on April 30, 2012, in Kirby v. Immoos Fire Protection, Inc., the California Supreme Court ruled on an issue whether a party prevailing on a section 226.7, for an alleged failure to provide meal and rest breaks, may be awarded attorney’s fees. Surprisingly to everyone, the Court held that neither prevailing defendant nor prevailing plaintiff is entitled to attorney’s fees under section 226.7.