June 5, 2017 - Legislation

“On The Seventh Day He (She) Rested” . . . Maybe

It took 124 years, but the California Supreme Court in Mendoza v. Nordstrom, Inc., No. S224611, 2017 WL 1833143 (Cal. May 8, 2017) finally addressed in detail California’s day-of-rest statutes (Labor Code Sections 551, et seq.) originally enacted in 1893. Such a seemingly simple statute: “Every person employed in any occupation of labor is entitled to one day’s rest therefrom in seven.” No one knew this could be so complicated.

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