Tesco Unit Makes Peace With Workers In Wage Class Action

Law360, Los Angeles (July 18, 2012, 7:39 PM EDT) -- A California judge on Wednesday preliminarily approved a settlement by Tesco PLC subsidiary Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market Inc. with a class of California workers who claimed the grocery chain violated labor laws by failing to pay wages and overtime and to provide meal and rest breaks.

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Jane L. Johnson granted plaintiff Thomas Stephens’ motion for preliminary approval of the deal at a hearing Wednesday, agreeing that a proposed settlement totaling almost $1 million is within the range of reasonableness....
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