Walgreen Shells Out $23M To Settle Wage Class Actions

Law360, New York (March 26, 2014, 2:52 PM EDT) -- Walgreen Co. settled nine consolidated wage-and-hour class actions for $23 million in California federal court on Tuesday, brought by employees who accused the company of failing to pay overtime for mandatory security checks and not allowing adequate rest periods.

Following several rounds of mediation, Walgreen agreed to settle claims that it violated state and federal labor law by failing to pay nonexempt retail employees overtime compensation for after-work bag searches.

The settlement with nonexempt employees, which include assistant managers and pharmacy technicians, will also put to...
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