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Class Cert. Upheld By Calif. Court In Safeway Wage Action

Law360, Los Angeles (July 22, 2015, 10:15 PM EDT) -- A California state appeals court on Wednesday upheld class certification of a group of Safeway Inc. employees accusing the grocery chain of not paying them for missed meal breaks in violation of California’s Unfair Competition Law, saying the lower court did not abuse its discretion.

The trial court certified a class of about 200,000 Safeway and Vons Companies Inc. employees who claim Safeway had a practice of never paying premium wages for missed meal breaks as required by law.

In upholding the lower court’s decision, a...
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