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Temporary Employees File Wage-and-Hour Claim Against Wal-Mart

Posted Oct 22, 2012 2:40 PM CDT
By Stephanie Francis Ward

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Temporary employees at Wal-Mart were asked to come early, stay late and skip lunch, claims a proposed class action filed Monday in Chicago federal court.

According to Reuters, the filing accuses the retail giant and two staffing agencies of violating federal wage and overtime laws. The case is Twanda Burkes et al v. Wal-Mart Stores Inc.

Wal-Mart told Reuters the company had no immediate comment on the filing, because it hadn’t seen it yet. The news agency reports that the filing could involve hundreds of Chicago-area temporary workers.

In 2008, Wal-Mart paid as much as $640 million to settle worker wage cases, Reuters reports.

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