CHA News Article

CHA Requests Publication of Court Decision in Health Care Meal Period Case

Last week, CHA submitted the attached letter requesting that the California Court of Appeal publish its recent decision in Gerard v. Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center, which reversed an earlier decision and determined that health care meal period waiver provisions are valid. The change in decision largely rested upon the passage of SB 327 (Chapter 506, Statutes of 2015), which conclusively confirmed that the special health care meal period waiver regulation was valid. CHA’s request that the decision be published in official legal reports would allow other health care employers to rely on it as needed.