Up until the issuance of the latest employment case from the California Supreme Court, California based employers have been able to rely upon a doctrine known as the de minimis rule to avoid being liable for paying for certain kinds of minimal off the clock work. In Troester v. Starbucks Corp., the Supreme Court rejected application of the de minimis doctrine in the context of minutes spent by Starbucks’ non-exempt employees in closing up after they had clocked out, and held that this is compensable time that must be paid to these employees. In this complimentary webinar, we will provide an overview of the de minimis doctrine and the Troester decision. We will then discuss the ruling’s implications for California employers, put it in perspective, and provide recommendations for dealing with the practical ramifications of the decision.
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