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Vallarta Foods Settles California Unpaid Overtime Class Action Lawsuit

This is a settlement for the Employment lawsuit.

Los Angeles, CA: Final approval of a $1.54 million California unpaid overtime class action settlement has been granted by a judge in California. The class action consolidated two class actions which alleged that Vallarta Food Enterprises forced 15,000 employees to do off-the-clock work at its dozens of Golden State supermarkets.

Vallarta agreed in June to pay $1.54 million to settle the claims brought by the plaintiffs, with the class likely to share $481,000 of the settlement. The class suits, which were filed in August 2012 and named plaintiffs Jose Chavez and Gabriela Garcia, alleged that the super market chain forced employees to work off the clock, shorted them on wages worked and failed to provide state-mandated rest and meal breaks. Vallarta has more than forty stores in Central and Southern California.

The cases are Jose Chavez v. Vallarta Food Enterprises Inc. and Gabriela Garcia v. Vallarta Food Enterprises Inc. et al., case numbers BC490630 and BC490873 in the Superior Court of the State of California for the County of Los Angeles.

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Published on Nov-13-14


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