For purposes of this part, the following definitions shall
P3 1(a) “Change in control” means any sale, assignment, transfer,
2contribution, or other disposition of all or substantially all of the
3assets or a controlling interest, including by consolidation, merger,
4or reorganization, of the incumbent grocery employer or any
5person who controls the incumbent grocery employer or any
6grocery establishment under the operation or control of either the
7incumbent grocery employer or any person who controls the
8incumbent grocery employer.
9(b) “Eligible grocery worker” means any individual whose
10primary place of employment is at the grocery establishment
11subject to a change in
control, and who has worked for the
12incumbent grocery employer for at least six months prior to the
13execution of the transfer document. “Eligible grocery worker”
14does not include a managerial, supervisory, or confidential
16(c) “Employment commencement date” means the date on which
17an eligible grocery worker retained by the successor grocery
18employer pursuant to this part commences work for the successor
19grocery employer in exchange for benefits and compensation under
20the terms and conditions established by the successor grocery
21employer and as required by law.
22(d) “Grocery establishment” means a retail store in this state
23that is over 15,000 square feet in size and that sells primarily
24household foodstuffs for offsite consumption, including the sale of
25fresh produce, meats, poultry, fish, deli products, dairy products,
canned foods, dry foods, beverages, baked foods, or prepared
27foods. Other household supplies or other products shall be
28secondary to the primary purpose of food sales.
29(e) “Incumbent grocery employer” means the person that owns,
30controls, or operates the grocery establishment prior to the change
32(f) “Person” means an individual, corporation, partnership,
33limited partnership, limited liability partnership, limited liability
34company, business trust, estate, trust, association, joint venture,
35agency, instrumentality, or any other legal or commercial entity,
36whether domestic or foreign.
37(g) “Successor grocery employer” means the person that owns,
38controls, or operates the grocery establishment after the change
P4 1(h) “Transfer document” means the purchase agreement or
2other document effecting the change in control.