CHA News Article

Court Grants CHA’s Request to Publish Gerard Decision

Earlier this week, the California Court of Appeal agreed to 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 requested publication of the decision in official legal reports to ensure that other health care employers can rely on the decision as needed.