Wal-Mart agrees to pay $54.25 million to settle worker class action lawsuit

Wal-Mart Stores says it will pay $54.25 million to settle employees lawsuit. U.S. retailer cut workers’ break time and made employees work off the clock in Minnesota.

December 9, 2008, West Palm Beach, FL (JusticeNewsFlash.com)–JusticeNewsFlash.com (JNF) news reporters inform consumers about a $54.25 million dollar employee class-action lawsuit settlement in Minnesota. Wal-Mart and Sam’s Clubs, in Minnesota, cut workers’ break time and didn’t prevent employees from working off the clock in Minnesota. The class includes about 100,000 current and former hourly workers of the U.S. discount warehouse giant located in Bentonville, Arkansas.

Justice employee rights violations specialists, consulting with unfair labor practices attorneys, report the following violations determined by a Dakota County judge in July against Wal-Mart:

-Wal-Mart violated state labor laws 2 million times
-Wal-Mart cut worker break time
-Wal-Mart “willfully” did not stop managers from having employees work off the clock
-Wal-Mart possibly faced more than $2 billion in punitive damages

JNF workers rights violations reporters and labor law attorneys report as of March 31, 2008, Wal-Mart faced 76 similar class action lawsuits in courts across the country. These figures were revealed when the company filed its most recent 10-K forms with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Companies are required by federal and state guidelines and laws to follow specific labor laws. If you or a fellow worker are a victim of unfair labor practices contacting a labor lawyer skilled in employment law violations may help you keep your job and recover your losses.

News Contributor: Heather L. Ryan employment law reporter specializing in worker rights violations

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