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A&P Sued by Former Associates

NEW YORK - A group of former employees of the Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co. has filed suit against the company, alleging that it failed to pay overtime wages and deleted hours actually worked from time records.

The lawsuit, LaMarca et al. v. The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co., filed June 24 in the Supreme Court of the State of New York, seeks certification of a class of current and former full-time hourly workers in New York for past six years, Lieff, Cabraser, Heimann & Bernstein, LLP and Outten & Golden, LLP, the law firms handling the case for the plaintiffs, revealed in a press release.

"New York employers must properly record work performed and provide overtime pay for work in excess of 40 hours per week," Adam T. Klein, a partner at Outten & Golden in New York, said in the release. "That is the law. We believe the evidence will show that A&P failed to comply with these basic obligations for thousands of its employees."

When contacted by Progressive Grocer, Montvale, N.J.-based A&P said that the company did not comment on matters in litigation.

The complaint was filed on behalf of current and former A&P, Food Emporium, and Waldbaum's employees throughout New York state. A&P runs approximately 140 supermarkets in New York.
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