11/20/2012 // Los Angeles, CA, USA // Keller Grover LLP // Eric Grover // (Blog)
Wal-Mart is again being accused of violating federal and state labor laws, but this time temporary workers have accused the retailer of requiring employees to work through meals and breaks and start early and stay late without pay, says Eric Grover, an LA employment lawyer. If the allegations are proven to be true, Wal-Mart needs to be held to task and made to change their corporate behavior, as they have repeatedly faced employment lawsuits for their treatment of their employees.
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Discount giant Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is facing a lawsuit seeking class-action status for temporary workers who claim the retailer and its staffing agencies violated federal overtime and minimum wage laws.
Filed in the U.S. District Court of Illinois, the suit accuses the world’s largest retailer of requiring employees to work during meals and breaks and show up early and stay late without pay.