• California Supreme Court Rules Unanimously -- Extra Hour of Pay for Missed Meal and Break Periods is a 'Wage' Subject to Longer Three-Year Statute of Limitations
  • May 3, 2007 | Author: Marc B. Koenigsberg
  • Law Firm: Greenberg Traurig, LLP - Sacramento Office
  • In a long-awaited decision, the California Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision filed April 16, 2007, settled the dispute among California's Courts of Appeal regarding whether the payment of one hour's pay at the employee's usual rate of pay for a missed meal or break period mandated by California Labor Code section 226.7 is a "wage" subject to a three year statute of limitations or a "penalty" subject to a shorter one-year statute of limitations.