Safeway, Inc. v. Super. Ct.Annotate this Case
Real parties in interest filed putative class claims against Safeway and Vons for violations of the Labor Code and the unfair competition law (UCL), Bus. & Prof. Code, 17200 et seq. The trial court certified a class for purposes of the UCL claim based on the theory that Safeway and Vons had a practice of never paying premium wages for missed meal breaks when required. Safeway and Vons seek a writ directing the trial court to vacate the grant of certification and to enter a new order denying certification. The court denied the petition, concluding that the trial court did not err in certifying real parties' UCL claims for class treatment where real parties demonstrated that the existence of the labor practice and the fact of damage were matters suitable for class treatment.