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Hernandez v. Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc., B216004

In plaintiff's suit against the California Mexican chain-restaurant, Chipotle, on his behalf and on behalf of a proposed class of similarly situated nonmanagerial employees, claiming that defendant violated labor laws by denying employees meal and rest breaks, trial court's denial of plaintiff's motion for class certification is affirmed where: 1) employers need only provide employees with breaks; 2) there is substantial evidence supporting the trial court ruling that individual issues predominate; 2) the time records do not demonstrate plaintiff can prove on a classwide basis that defendant failed to provide employees with breaks; 3) plaintiff's evidence of sampling of employee testimony does not undermine the trial court's ruling; and 4) there is substantial evidence of conflicts of interest among the putative class members.

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  • Decided 10/28/2010
  • Published 10/28/2010




  • California Court of Appeal


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