Hold onto your pants! It's Crisis at a Glance!
The California state Supreme Court rules unanimously that Starbucks has been bad.
An employee sued because he had to clock out, then work some more at closing time.
Federal labor law is full of loopholes benefiting employers. But making an hourly workers do extra work for free isn't one of them.
In a restaurant, locking the doors doesn't stop the clock if you're still working inside.
White collar salaried workers often do extra hour without extra compensation.
The compensation is supposedly higher so it encompasses that.
But for hourly wage slaves, the rules change after eight hours.
An employer ignores this at his or her peril.
And that's Crisis at a Glance.