JC Penney Settles Wage-And-Hour Suit For $7.5M

Law360, New York (December 8, 2009, 5:39 PM EST) -- J.C. Penney Corp. Inc. has agreed to pay up to $7.5 million to settle a putative wage-and-hour class action brought by current and former employees accusing the retailer of not providing meal and rest breaks and failing to compensate them fully for hours worked.

A Dec. 21 hearing on the settlement has been scheduled in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, but a joint stipulation of settlement and release of claims was unveiled Monday, less than two months after the parties' preliminarily...
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