Friday, January 06, 2006

Huge Win For Wal-Mart Workers

On December 22, a California jury ordered Wal-Mart to pay $172 million in damages to more than 100,000 current and former Wal-Mart workers, who had been unjustly and routinely denied meal breaks.
The plaintiff's lawyer said that Wal-Mart violated the lunch break 8 million times during the period from January 2001 to May 2005. They are also facing similar lawsuits in 40 other states. The California verdict could have a huge impact on Wal-Mart. Their stock is already down 8% this year.

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