By Charles Toutant
After a federal judge de-certified a class action alleging that Wal-Mart took advantage of illegal aliens and failed to properly pay them by locking them into stores and requiring them to work overtime without, plaintiffs have rbrought new class-action suits making the same allegations unde the Fair Labor Standards Act.
The article discusses this long running dispute and Wal-Mart’s position that the workers’ job duties are too varied to merit class action treatment for unpaid overtime claims. You can read the entire article by clicking here.
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