Wal-Mart To Pay Up To $35M In Wash. FLSA Action

Law360, New York (July 22, 2009, 5:35 PM EDT) -- Wal-Mart Stores Inc. will pay up to $35 million to a class representing 88,000 employees at its Washington state stores, settling a suit claiming the retail giant forced its workers to skip meal breaks and work overtime without pay.

Judge Julie Spector of the King County Superior Court in Washington gave final approval Monday to the settlement, negotiated in December 2008 between Wal-Mart and the workers' class.

“We are pleased that Judge Spector found the settlement is fair, adequate and reasonable,” said class counsel Beth Terrell,...
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