Yesterday, the California Supreme Court denied review in Bufil v. Dollar Financial Group, Inc. (2008) 162 Cal.App.4th 1193. Other commentators noted this denial as significant because Bufil contains language that appears to conflict with Brinker Restaurant Corp., et al. v. Hohnbaum, et al. (2008) ___ Cal.App.4th ___. (See, e.g., Wage Law.) While I find the Brinker connection of great interest, I find this denial most significant because it let stand a rather significant reduction in the impact of Alvarez v. May Dept. Stores Co. (2006) 143 Cal.App.4th 1223. My initial post on Bufil discusses the Alvarez connection in painful detail.