The giant corporation failed to pay various wage claims that were due to workers who had left the company. Karen Gullo of Bloomberg.com has this report:
The former workers claimed that, after they left the company, Wal-Mart didn’t pay them their holiday or overtime wages or failed to pay the earnings within the time specified by state law, according to a 2006 complaint filed in federal court in Oakland, California.
The total settlement reached for the 232,000 employees involved in the claim was as much as 86 million dollars. At Perenich The Law Firm, we understand that in our society and in our Tampa Bay area, employers, especially large corporations, are not allowed to exploit their workers. This applies to failure to pay time-and-a-half for overtime once an hourly worker has already worked 40 hours in one week, as well as violations such as putting non-managerial workers into a salary pay structure. These injustices should not be tolerated under any circumstances, and we will serve you in making sure you receive fair and just compensation for the work and services you have performed.