My employer has let me work through lunches for over a year and leave 30 minutes early. Recently, she has said that she is afraid the company will get into some sort of trouble for letting me do this. I have no problem taking a lunch if she insists; however, I am curious as to what sort of precedent was made by her signing my timecards for over a year. If she were to try to fire me saying we didn't have an agreement that I could work through lunch, would my timecards that she signed show that we did have an agreement? Incidentally, I never worked through lunch prior to the Brinker decision by the California Supreme Court. The reason that i am worried about losing my job is that my boss has recently retained a legal firm that specializes in employment law.