A proposed class action filed against Starbucks—the second one in as many days—claims the coffee company violated California labor laws by failing to pay workers for an additional hour (at their regular rate of pay) on shifts in which they worked in excess of five hours before, or without, being provided with a mandatory meal break. The 12-page complaint claims that on multiple occasions the plaintiff worked an initial, uninterrupted five-hour shift segment before (or without) being allowed to take a meal break and without being paid for an additional hour of work as dictated by California labor law.
Before commenting, please review our comment policy.
A reckless new bill represents an unprecedented threat to consumer rights, essentially gutting class action and mass tort litigation. Congress has tried to ram it through without us noticing. Read more about the implications of this bill, and contact your members of Congress to protect your rights.