By Ashlie D. Stevens
For almost a year, Kroger employees across the country have been plagued by payroll problems.
It started around last Labor Day when, as Salon Food reported, the supermarket chain migrated to a new payroll platform called MyTime and a glitch in that program caused thousands of late, partial and missing paychecks
According to a November email sent to an area manager in the Midwest that was reviewed by Salon Food, management at Kroger were “”aware of the issue with relief [pay] being entered, but not paid out.” However, they didn’t indicate to employees when the issue would be resolved. Employees and their union representatives pushed the company for answers for months before eventually four class-action lawsuits against Kroger were filed in five states.