Employee Benefits Page

Position Classifications and Benefits

Upon hire, you will be subject to a 90-day orientation period. At the end of the 90-day period, you are reclassified, depending upon rate of pay and hours worked during this time. You will be reclassified into one of each of the following:

  • Level One or Level Two (based on position)
  • Part-Time or Full-Time (based on hours worked per week)
  • Exempt or Non-Exempt (salary wage or hourly wage)

See the following chart for classifications as listed above and their associated benefits.

All listed benefits begin after 90-day orientation period unless otherwise noted.

See your manager or call our Human Resources Department for more details on any of our programs

Classification Levels
Type of Entitlement or Benefit Level Two Full-Time Exempt Level Two Full-Time Non-Exempt Level One Full-Time Non-Exempt Level Two Part-Time Non-Exempt Level One Part-Time Non-Exempt
Cafeteria Plan Flex Credits * Check mark Check mark Check mark
Eligible to defer pre-tax dollars towards Cafeteria Plan Spending Accounts * Check mark Check mark Check mark Check mark Check mark
Eligible to purchase health and/or dental coverage with pre-tax dollars * Check mark Check mark Check mark Check mark Check mark
Vacation Pay Check mark Check mark Check mark
Sick Pay Check mark Check mark Check mark
Birthday Pay Check mark Check mark Check mark
Jury Duty Pay Check mark Check mark Check mark Check mark Check mark
Holiday Pay Check mark Check mark
Worked Holiday Pay Check mark Check mark Check mark Check mark
Sunday Pay Check mark Check mark Check mark Check mark
Bereavement Leave Check mark Check mark Check mark Check mark Check mark
401(k) Plan Participation * Check mark Check mark Check mark Check mark Check mark
Profit Sharing * Check mark Check mark Check mark Check mark Check mark
Tuition Reimbursement Program Check mark Check mark Check mark
Volunteerism Check mark Check mark Check mark Check mark Check mark
Sabbatical* Check mark Check mark Check mark Check mark Check mark
Employee Referral Award Check mark Check mark Check mark Check mark Check mark
Helping Hands Check mark Check mark Check mark Check mark Check mark
Continuing Education Check mark Check mark Check mark Check mark Check mark
Overtime Pay** Check mark Check mark Check mark Check mark
Banking Services ** Check mark Check mark Check mark Check mark Check mark

* Refer to specific plan documentation for eligibility requirements
** Available immediately upon hire
Note: All of the above benefits are subject to change from time to time.


Cafeteria Plan

C&K maintains a cafeteria plan for all eligible employees. Under the terms of the Plan, eligible full-time employees, working an average of 30-40 hours per work week, and eligible part-time employees, working an average of twenty (20) or more hours per work week, are given the option of selecting health care coverage, dental care coverage, life insurance, or setting aside funds for dependent care or medical expense reimbursement. Eligible part-time employees who work less than twenty (20) hours per week are eligible to participate in the dependent care and medical expense reimbursement accounts only. Eligibility for plan participation is subject to conditions of the official plan document.


Vacation

Vacation is a work-earned benefit for employees that are at full-time status and out of their 90-day orientation period. Vacation credits are accrued each pay period and you may take the time off after one year of full-time status. The credits are earned according to the following schedule:

1st & 2nd years 40 hours
3rd – 7th years 80 hours
8th – 14th years 120 hours
15th - 24th years 160 hours
25th and longer 200 hours

Full-time employees that were hired prior to September 1, 2002 and certain C&K Express, LLC employees earn vacation on a slightly different schedule.


Sick Pay

C&K gives each full-time employee out of their 90-day orientation period a bank of up to 80 hours of sick pay for his or her own illness, or that of an immediate family member. Sick pay is accrued at a rate of 4 hours per month in any month in which sick pay is not used.


Birthday Pay

Each full-time employee, out of their 90-day orientation period, is eligible to receive a day off with pay to celebrate his or her birthday. This day off can be scheduled anytime within 30 days of your actual birthday.


Holidays

Each full-time employee, out of their 90-day orientation period, will receive eight (8) hours of straight-time pay for six holidays annually, provided they have worked their last scheduled day before the holiday and first scheduled day after the holiday. If a full-time employee is required to work on the holiday, they will receive double and one-half times their hourly wage. Part-time employees, who are out of their 90-day orientation period, are paid time and one-half their hourly wage if they are required to work on a holiday. C&K recognized holidays are:

  • New Year's Day- January 1
  • Memorial Day- Last Monday of May
  • 4th of July- July 4
  • Labor Day- 1st Monday of September
  • Thanksgiving- 4th Thursday of November
  • Christmas- December 25

Bereavement Leave

C&K allows all employees up to two (2) Paid days off and one (1) unpaid day for a total of three (3) days off for a period of remembrance, to arrange and attend a funeral, and to see to the affairs of the estate of a deceased member of her or his immediate family. Employees are also given one (1) unpaid day off to attend the funeral of a close non-family member. Full-Time employees, out of their 90-day orientation period, may use available vacation to cover the absence.


Length of Service Bonus

Hourly employees who reach the five year mark are rewarded with an additional .25 per hour. For every five years after (10, 15, 20, etc.), an additional .25 per hour is added to the hourly wage. The bonus is currently available to eligible C&K employees.


Tuition Reimbursement

Tuition is available to full-time employees, out of their 90-day orientation period, for successful completion of job-related courses at accredited college or university as long as the employee is still actively employed at the conclusion of the course when requesting reimbursement.


Volunteerism

Employees are eligible to receive 1 hour of paid time off per month for every 8 hours of volunteering for an approved community, civic or charitable organization. A maximum of 12 hours of PTO is permitted each year.

Form 338


Sabbatical

After completing 5 years of employment, employees are eligible to request an up to six week long, unpaid, but benefit protected sabbatical. Employees can take advantage of a Sabbatical leave every five years.

Form 337


Employee Referral Award

Employees who refer a new employee, who then completes six months of employment, can earn a $100 award.

Form 339


C&K's Helping Hands Fund

The fund provides monetary assistance to employees in need. Employees can voluntary contribute to the fund and C&K matches donations up to $50,000 annually. Distributions are made semi-monthly with payroll by request, and recipients are determined by committee.

Form 159


Continuing Education and Training

All employees are eligible to participate in C&K’s training incentive program. Employees who complete a selection of on-line training classes offered on SV University will receive pay incentive awards based on their job classification.


Direct Deposit

C&K offers direct deposit (electronic funds transfer or EFT) for your paycheck. Upon your written instruction, the paycheck will be "direct deposited" electronically to the bank account designated. This eliminates any waiting period for the postal service to deliver a paycheck.


Retirement Plan

C&K sponsors a 401(k) retirement program for all eligible employees. Employees have the option of deferring up to 75% of their gross income into their 401(k) plan. Some contribution limitations apply to individuals that are considered highly compensated by IRS definition. Please refer to the Human Resources Department for additional information. Eligibility for plan participation is subject to conditions of the official plan document.


Store Sunday Pay

After completing their 90-day orientation period, all hourly employees who are scheduled to work on Sunday are eligible to receive an additional $1.00 per hour for every hour worked on Sundays.


Deferred Compensation Plan

Qualified employees are eligible to participate in a deferred compensation plan sponsored by C&K Express, Inc. Eligibility for plan participation is subject to conditions of the official plan document.


Safety Awards Program

Since the launching of C&K Safety Award Program beginning in 1996, we have had great success in many of our stores and pharmacies with zero to minimal workers’ compensation claims. Employees are much more safety conscious and they have reaped the benefits by receiving higher and higher monetary valued safety award certificates. There are several stores who have years of injury-free track records.

For every injury-free calendar year quarter, eligible C&K employees will receive a reward in the form of a gift certificate redeemable at any of the C&K grocery stores.


Open Door Policy

C&K understand that employees occasionally may have concerns, complaints, or questions relating to their employment. C&K values your feedback and strives to be responsive to such concerns, complaints, and questions. C&K has adopted an Open Door Policy to encourage employees to raise concerns informally with the goal of achieving resolution in the spirit of cooperation and problem-solving.


Equal Employment Opportunity

Employment and job advancement decisions will be made without regard for age, race, religion, color, gender, sexual orientation, national origin or ancestry, marital status, disability, performance, or obligation for military service, or other protected status.


Drug-Free Workplace

C&K Strives to maintain a drug-free workplace. Accordingly, pre-employment drug testing is a condition for employment.

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