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

May 1, 2018, 7:03 PM

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. ...