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Safeway Beats Former Workers' Suit Over Missed Meal Breaks

Law360 (June 11, 2019, 10:32 PM EDT) -- A California appeals court on Monday handed a win to grocery chain Safeway Inc. in a suit brought by a group of former employees challenging the company’s former policy on missed meal breaks, finding the workers hadn’t shown they were entitled to the restitution they were after.

The Second Appellate District’s published opinion — upholding a trial court’s exoneration of Safeway — puts to rest the suit brought more than a decade ago by the former Safeway and Vons employees. The workers had taken issue with their employer’s practice of failing to pay a premium rate to employees unlawfully dissuaded from taking...

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