On July 26, 2018, the California Supreme Court issued a long-awaited decision in Troester v. Starbucks Corporation, in which it considered the applicability of the de minimis doctrine to claims for unpaid wages under the California Labor Code. The de minimis doctrine is an application of the legal maxim that “the law does not concern itself with trifles,” and has been applied in certain circumstances to excuse the payment of wages for small amounts of otherwise compensable time upon a showing that the units of time are administratively difficult to record.

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