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Finally Wal-Mart looses!

Von: Tim Howard (tim.howard@suddenlink.net) [Profil]
Datum: 04.10.2007 09:25
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Newsgroup: alt.politics.usa alt.current-eventssoc.rights.human alt.california alt.activism
Hopefully this trend will continue.  Sue the pants off em!

Wal-Mart told to pay more in worker suit

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc (WMT) must pay an additional
$62.3 million in damages to Pennsylvania workers who were forced to work
"off the clock" or during rest breaks, a judge ruled on Wednesday.

Last year, a jury awarded the workers $78.5 million in damages, saying
Wal-Mart violated Pennsylvania labor laws by failing to pay employees
for the work.

"While Wal-Mart respects the court and the jury, we strongly disagree
with the decision against the company in this case," a Wal-Mart
spokeswoman said.

"It is our policy to pay every associate for every hour worked, and any
manager who violates that policy is subject to discipline up to and
including termination," she said.

Wal-Mart, the world's largest retailer, faces a number of labor-related

In December, a California jury ruled that the retailer should pay $172
million in damages and compensation to about 116,000 current and former
employees for denying meal breaks.

Plaintiffs in the 2001 California lawsuit claimed Wal-Mart had failed to
pay hourly employees for missed or interrupted meal breaks. Wal-Mart has
said it took steps to ensure meal breaks for its employees, including
deploying technology to shut down cash registers if cashiers do not
respond to alerts for breaks.

Wal-Mart shares rose 44 cents, or 1 percent, to $45.31 in late afternoon
New York Stock Exchange trading.
10/03/07 15:15 © Copyright Reuters Ltd.

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