Wal-Mart wage employers in South Carolina filing a class action wage and hour lawsuit will find justice for their unpaid wages–justice to the tune of a $49 million settlement.
This latest wage and hour lawsuit settlement, by no means the first for Wal-Mart (check out the $352M wage and hour lawsuit settlement last year), Carter v. Wal-Mart was filed over six years ago and settled on Wednesday. As part of the settlement, Wal-Mart has agreed to ensure compliance with national and state wage and hour laws by maintaining electronic time clocks and posting notices to workers regarding workers’ rights.
Wal-Mart employs over 1.3 million worldwide, the majority of whom are wage earners who qualify for overtime and wage protections.
Wal-Mart’s wage settlements announced at end-of-the-year 2008, which were to resolve 63 of its 73 pending wage and hour lawsuits, is estimated to run $640 million. This week’s class action $49 million settlement in South Carolina was included in this amount.
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