Bryan Lazarski was quoted in the Los Angeles Times on the California Supreme Court’s ruling that Starbucks and other employers must pay workers for off-the-clock work:
Bryan Lazarski, a Century City lawyer who represents workers in employment disputes, called the decision “an excellent ruling for employees.”
He said the impact may be large because many jobs require workers to spend a few minutes on small tasks before or after their workday officially starts or ends.
“There are a lot of places that have policies like Starbucks,” he said.
He stressed that not all time down to a split second would have to be paid, but if the tasks are regular and anticipated, the employer must compensate the worker’s time.