Wal-Mart Forces Employees To Work Off The Clock: Suit

Law360, New York (August 18, 2011, 7:11 PM EDT) -- A Florida woman filed a putative class action Thursday against Wal-Mart Stores Inc., accusing the retail giant of violating the Fair Labor Standards Act by requiring employees to work off the clock.

In a complaint filed in Florida federal court, Wal-Mart store clerk Lisa Gilliam said management regularly prevented her from clocking in to start her shift for up to several hours after arriving in an attempt to reduce overtime hours.

"Plaintiff reported to work as instructed but was required to spend time at work 'off...
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