Publix Beats Most Of Employees' OT Calculation Suit

Law360, New York (August 19, 2015, 7:07 PM EDT) -- A Tennessee federal judge ruled Wednesday that Publix Super Market Inc. must include holiday pay in employees’ regular rates but otherwise released the grocery chain from proposed collective allegations that it failed to consider other benefits when calculating employees’ overtime rates.

Publix’s extra payment for six holidays each year isn’t excluded from regular rates since it isn’t a payment made for a period when no work is performed, U.S. District Judge Todd J. Campbell ruled. But the judge said the retail bonus, holiday bonus, tuition reimbursement...
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