As you've probably already heard, last week the Supreme Court scheduled oral argument in Brinker Restaurant Corp. v. Superior Court, no. S166350. The argument will take place on Tuesday, November 8, 2011 at 9:00 a.m. in San Francisco.
While the Brinker case is best known for the substantive Labor Code issues it raises relating to meal periods and rest breaks, the case also involves some class certification questions that could impact California class actions more broadly, depending on how the questions are decided. See this blog post for more on those questions.
[Disclosure: I am co-counsel for the workers in this case.]