The retail giant Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has agreed to pay up to $35 Million to settle a class action lawsuit over its’ employees lunch and rest breaks.
The lawsuit was brought on behalf of 88,000 workers in Washington state stores who were forced to skip lunch and rest breaks and forced to work off the clock.
“The Bentonville, Ark.-based retailer and lawyers for the workers jointly announced Wednesday that a King County Superior Court judge has given final approval to the deal.”
“This lawsuit was filed years ago and the allegations are not representative of the company we are today,” Wal-Mart spokeswoman Daphne Moore said in a news release. “Our policy is to pay associates for every hour worked and to make rest and meal breaks available.”
In December, Wal-Mart announced that it would pay up to $640 million to settle 63 lawsuits across the country over violating employees’ wage and hour violation. Only 2 of the lawsuits went to trial, and those ones are currently
“In Washington, the plaintiffs’ lawyers will receive $10.5 million to cover eight years of legal fees. Three workers who brought the lawsuit will receive $10,000 each, and other workers will get between $50 and $950, depending on how long they worked for Wal-Mart and how much detail they can provide about the violations they suffered.”
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