California Supreme Court
Oral Argument Date
May 01, 2018
California Supreme Court holds that the de minimis defense does not apply to wage-and-hour claims
July 26, 2018
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U.S. Chamber urges California Supreme Court to hold that the de minimis defense applies to California wage-and-hour claims
April 14, 2017
The U.S. Chamber filed an amicus brief urging the California Supreme Court to hold that the de minimis defense applies to claims for unpaid wages arising under California law. The Chamber’s brief argues that the de minimis rule is a practical necessity and has been applied to wage-and-hour claims under the California Labor Code for many years. The brief warns that if the California Supreme Court were to denounce continued application of the de minimis rule, plaintiffs would be emboldened to bring claims seeking compensation for trifling absurdities that are not justified under California law.
Karin Dougan Vogel, Daniel De La Cruz, Richard J. Simmons, and Jason W. Kearnaghan of Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLPserved as counsel for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce on behalf of the U.S. Chamber Litigation Center.