Friday, October 13, 2006

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. violated Pennsylvania labor laws by forcing hourly employees to work through breaks and beyond their shifts without overtime pay, a jury decided yesterday.

Lawyers for the employees said the decision could result in $62 million or more in damages.

Couldn't have happened to a nicer company.


Blogger Xapp said...

Welcome to retail. I don't think I have ever had a retail job where I could always take break or lunch when it was scheduled.

This is just the nature of retail. It may be good that Walmart got nailed on this one. But how do you think they keep prices so low? Certainly not by bringing in an extra person to cover breaks. One court ruling isn't going to make the retail industry sit up and treat employees better. Not when margins are so small. [/0.02$CAD]


Sat Oct 14, 10:42:00 AM EDT  

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