Over at the UCL Practitioner, Kimberly A. Kralowec is beginning a series of posts analyzing Prop 64 and the "statutory repeal rule." It is great reading if you have any cases where Prop 64 retroactivity is an issue, especially since every single published case on the subject remains unciteable while the Supreme Court ponders in several pending cases and leaves others in the "grant review and hold" purgatory of appellate procedure.
We like to read the UCL Practitioner, because that blog is like a treatise, and the UCL is an important part of the California wage and hour law. It is the UCL that extends the statute of limitations to four years in wage cases. And, although we can't see an intellectually honest court doing so, if the Supreme Court eventually rules that meal and rest period pay is a penalty, the UCL and its restitutionary remedy will be the only remedy available against employers who robbed their workers of ten minutes of paid rest more than a year ago.