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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