Publix Agrees To Pay $7M To End OT Suit

By Daniela Porat (March 30, 2021, 3:58 PM EDT) -- Publix Super Markets Inc. has agreed to shell out over $7.2 million to end a collective action brought by deli and bakery managers who claimed they were wrongly classified as exempt from overtime pay, according to an order in Georgia federal court.

U.S. District Judge Leigh Martin May granted the joint motion for approval of the settlement Monday between Publix and employees who say the supermarket chain withheld overtime pay from meat, deli and bakery managers by misclassifying them in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Judge May said in the order that the settlement reflected "a fair, adequate, and...

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