Wal-Mart Must Pay $4.8M Over Wage and Hour Violations
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. agreed to pay $4. 8 million in damages and back wages after an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor fond that the retailer failed to pay overtime to more than 4,500 employees.
The Labor department found that workers were incorrectly classified as exempt from the federal Fair Labor Standards Act’s overtime laws and were denied overtime pay from 2004 to 2007, according to the Wall Street Journal.
The affected employees worked as security guards or managers in the vision department of various stores. Each employee will receive payments between $30 and $10,000.
In 2008, Wal-Mart had to pay $352 million to settle 63 wage and hour violation lawsuits that claimed the company failed to provide proper rest and meal breaks to its employees.
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