Fresh & Easy Workers Denied Class Cert. Over PTO Claims

Law360, Wilmington (March 3, 2016, 6:19 PM EST) -- A Delaware bankruptcy judge on Thursday denied class status to laid-off employees of bankrupt grocery chain Fresh & Easy who claim the company did not pay them for unused paid time off when they were let go.

U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Brendan L. Shannon said from the bench that granting the certification wouldn’t benefit any parties but left the door open for the ex-employees to file individual claims in the company’s bankruptcy proceedings.

“The cost to the estate could be substantial … and any foreseeable benefit for the class would be minimal,” Judge Shannon said. “This is not a case that is...

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October 30, 2015

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