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Date:  April 13, 2015

Contact:  Jose A Carnevali or Leo Kay

Phone:  415-625-2631 or 415-625-2630

U.S. Department of Labor
Wage and Hour Division
Release Number: 15-513-SAN

Save Mart to pay workers $277,000 in back wages, damages


Employers: Save Mart Supermarkets

Sites: Vacaville Distribution Center, 700 Crocker Drive, Vacaville, CA 95688

Roseville Distribution Center, 9999 Niblick Drive, Roseville, CA 95747

Investigation findings: Save Mart Supermarkets has agreed to pay $277,319 in back wages and damages to 248 current and former workers after a Wage and Hour Division investigation found the Roseville and Vacaville, California locations violated the Fair Labor Standards Act by failing to include bonuses in the employees’ rate of pay when computing overtime for employees working in the distribution centers.

Resolution: The employer has agreed to pay all the back wages and liquidated damages and comply with all provisions of the FLSA.

Quote: "We are pleased to have resolved this issue with Save Mart," said Rick Newton, Wage and Hour Division district director in Sacramento. “Once we informed them of the problem, Save Mart promptly agreed to change its policy and fully comply with the Fair Labor Standards Act.”

Information: For more information about federal wage laws administered by the Wage and Hour Division, call the agency’s toll-free helpline at 866-4US-WAGE (487-9243). Information also is available at


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