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The California Supreme Court Clarifies Day of Rest Statutes

On May 8, 2017, the California Supreme Court issued its decision in Mendoza v. Nordstrom, Inc., No. S224611, 2017 WL 1833143 (Cal. May 8, 2017), clarifying California’s day of rest statutes (California Labor Code Sections 550-558.1), which prohibit an employer from “caus[ing] his employees to work more than six days in seven,” but do not apply “when the total hours of employment do not exceed 30 hours in any week or six hours in any day thereof.”  The California Supreme Court answered three important questions.

(1) Is the day of rest calculated by workweek or does it apply on a rolling basis to any seven-consecutive-day period? More>>