PG&E MISSED MEALS: GROUP 3, PHASE 2
PG&E will make offers in November to another group of employees and former employees in the company’s on-going effort to ensure compliance with California state labor laws concerning missed meals in the wake of recent court decisions.
The upcoming offers will be the second phase of offers to Group 3 employees, who are defined as current or former bargaining unit employees who worked through their lunch and missed a meal between June 1, 2004 and Aug. 31, 2007, but did not receive a missed meal payment. The first phase of Group 3 employees received offers during the summer. Group 3 employees are dayshift employees who normally are scheduled for a unpaid meal period but may have missed such meal.
Statistical modeling helped determine the size of the awards. Employees who, statistically speaking, missed less than one meal over the 39-month period will not receive an offer.
As with earlier groups, members receiving offers in coming weeks can appeal the size of the offer. However, you cannot appeal until you have actually received an offer.
Those who received offers last summer (Group 3, Phase 1) and have opted to appeal, will be receiving time cards as the company collects them at each headquarters. Directions will be included on how to count the missed meals.
All but a few classifications in Group 3, Phase 2 have been agreed to, with discussions resuming in early November.