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Caselaw update: Supreme Court in Frett v. State Farm nullifies the Rest Break Defense

» Posted June 19, 2020Newsletters

June 2020 Caselaw Update: Frett v. State Farm

Unfortunately, this newsletter does not contain good news for Georgia’s employers and Insurers. The Supreme Court has dealt a final blow to the scheduled rest break defense, leaving it essentially ineffective absent the most narrow of circumstances.    

As is always the case, prepared employers are ever-adapting to changing conditions within our comp system and this ruling should cause us to rethink the manner in which we handle employee breaks and “free time”.  

We hope you find this article informative and please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions that you might have. 

Nathan C. Levy