The California Supreme Court has declined to weigh in on a dispute over whether automotive technicians who are paid on a "piece-rate" basis for fixing cars are separately entitled to minimum wages when waiting for cars to come in for repair or performing other duties.
The justices, at their weekly conference in San Francisco Wednesday, voted 6-1 to deny review in Gonzalez v. Downtown LA Motors, LP (2013) 215 Cal. App. 4th 36.
The March 6 decision by Div. Two of this district's Court of Appeal upholds a ruling in favor of 108 technicians who worked for Downtown LA Motors Mercedes Benz between April 2002 and June 2008.
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