Wal-Mart Suit Yields Lessons In Auditing, Compliance

Law360, New York (July 24, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- On June 30, 2008, a Minnesota state district court judge ordered Wal-Mart to pay $6.5 million to 56,000 current and former employees for violating state laws requiring rest and meal breaks and forcing employees to work off the clock.

The opinion opens the door for up to $2 billion in statutory damages, and potentially millions of more dollars in punitive damages to be awarded at a second trial in October.

This decision, in the case of Braun v. Wal-Mart, No. 19-CO-01-9790, slip op. (Dakota Co., June...
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