Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Commitments and Contingencies

Commitments and Contingencies
12 Months Ended
Oct. 29, 2017
Commitments and Contingencies Disclosure [Abstract]  
Commitments and Contingencies
Commitments and Contingencies

The future minimum rental commitments as of October 29, 2017 for all non-cancelable operating leases were as follows (in thousands):
Fiscal year:







Many of the leases also require the Company to pay and contribute to property taxes, insurance and ordinary repairs and maintenance. The lease agreements, which expire at various dates through 2031, may be subject in some cases to renewal options, early termination options or escalation clauses.
Rent expense for all operating leases in fiscal 2017, 2016 and 2015 were $18.5 million, $18.0 million, and $15.6 million, respectively.
Legal Proceedings
The Company is involved in various claims and legal actions arising in the ordinary course of business. The Company’s loss contingencies not discussed elsewhere consist primarily of claims and legal actions arising in the normal course of business related to contingent worker employment matters in the staffing services business. These matters are at varying stages of investigation, arbitration or adjudication. The Company has accrued for losses on individual matters that are both probable and reasonably estimable.
Estimates are based on currently available information and assumptions. Significant judgment is required in both the determination of probability and the determination of whether a matter is reasonably estimable. The Company’s estimates may change and actual expenses could differ in the future as additional information becomes available.

(c)    Other Matters

Certain qualification failures related to nondiscrimination testing for the Company’s 401(k) plans consisting of the (1) Volt Technical Services Savings Plan and the (2) Volt Information Sciences, Inc. Savings Plan occurred during plan years prior to 2016.  The Company currently estimates that it will need to contribute approximately $0.9 million to the plan to correct the failures.  The Company does not expect to contribute any amounts to the plan to correct the failures until the Company has obtained the approval of the Internal Revenue Service regarding the method for curing the failures and the amount of the contribution.