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Albertsons Ignored Covid Hazard Pay in Tallying OT, Workers Say

Nov. 23, 2021, 11:15 PM

Albertsons Companies Inc. miscalculated grocery workers’ overtime pay by excluding the extra hazard wages they received for working during the Covid-19 pandemic lockdown, according to a lawsuit filed in federal court in Delaware Tuesday.

The proposed collective action was brought by Brenda Lee Green Johnson, who worked at an Albertsons store in Louisiana for 10 years. She seeks to represent a group of similarly situated workers.

During the Covid-19 lockdowns in the spring of 2020, Alberstons provided an extra $2 per hour in “Appreciation Pay” to grocery employees who continued to work in stores despite the “hazardous working conditions” created ...