Two California courts have recently dismissed false advertising claims concerning the marketing of food products as “natural,” marking a departure from the trend in consumer class actions in that state.
In Richards et...more
In This Issue:
- RECENT SIGNIFICANT RULINGS
..Court Narrows “All Natural” Class Action Against Safeway
..Nationwide Class Certified in Olive Oil Labeling Fight
..Whole Foods “All Natural” and...more
In March, Safeway and Albertsons announced that they had entered into a definitive merger agreement. As night follows day, litigation ensued. At least 12 class action complaints were filed by alleged stockholders of...more
In Heyen v. Safeway, the California Court of Appeal put the nail in the coffin of the federal approach to analyzing wage and hour issues in California. Because of Heyen, California employers and employees need to focus on...more
Twice in one week, the California Court of Appeal sided with employees in two cases against grocery giant, Safeway Inc.
In Heyen v. Safeway, Inc., an action to recover unpaid overtime pay by a former assistant manager, the Court of Appeal affirmed the trial court’s award of overtime pay to Heyen, even though she was classified as an exempt...more
Our last Alert discussed the requirement that exempt employees be paid on a “salary basis” in order to preserve their exempt status. As we discussed, the exempt employee must also be “primarily engaged” in duties that fall...more
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