Wal-Mart Sued for Failing to Pay Wages and Provide Breaks
By Joshua A. Newville, Attorney, on May 17, 2015
Posted in Class Actions, Fair Labor Standards Act, Lost Wages - Back and Front Pay Damages, Minimum Wage, Minnesota Fair Labor Standards Act (MFLSA), Minnesota Payment of Wages Act (PWA), Overtime Pay, United States District Court
Retail giant Wal-Mart is being sued by a group of former employee pharmacists who say they were required to work outside the stores but were not paid for that work. In an amended complaint filed a few weeks ago, the former employees argue that they were required to study and take immunization training at home but were not paid for that time.
“Wal-Mart pressured pharmacists to attend and complete the training course in a variety of ways that relayed to plaintiffs and putative class members it was not voluntary,” their amended complaint said. (more…)