Bloomberg Law
May 1, 2018, 7:03 PM

Calif. Justice Asks Starbucks Why Extra Work Wasn’t Counted

Joyce E. Cutler
Joyce E. Cutler
staff correspondent

The California Supreme Court is considering how to harmonize federal rules that allow for small amounts of off-the-clock work to go unpaid with a state law requiring employee pay for each and every hour.

Justices during oral arguments May 1 questioned how a company as large as Starbucks Corp. couldn’t obtain the technology that can account for the minutes employees work off the clock performing required tasks. A former assistant store manager sued the coffee chain, saying he was shorted 4-10 minutes a shift every shift for 17 months to perform required work tasks including locking up after clocking out. ...

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