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Wal-Mart Agrees Tentative $40 Million Settlement in Wage and Hour Class Action


This is a settlement for the Employment lawsuit.

Wal-Mart has agreed to what is being heralded as the largest settlement of a wages class action in Massachusetts history, a record $40 million. If approved, the settlement will end the class action, filed in 2001.

The lawsuit alleges that Wal-Mart workers were denied meal and rest breaks and refused overtime pay, and had their time cards manipulated in such a way as to enable Wal-Mart to get out of paying overtime.

The terms of the settlement reportedly affect any person who worked for the retail giant from August 1995 to the settlement date. Qualified plaintiffs will receive a payment of between $400 and $2,500 per person, depending on how many years they worked for the company. There could be as many as 87,000 current and former employees who are eligible.

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Published on Dec-2-09


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I work for Wal mart in California as a customer service manger we don't get breaks and have beg for someone to cover us for a lunch we we work alone all day then they want was to go to lunch three hours in to our sheft and come back and work five hours with no brake have work for them the first time from 1998 to 2006 I was in the hit list and fired and rehired in 2008 so far I have stayed off the hit list

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