Calif. Wal-Mart Employees Launch OT Class Action

Law360, New York (December 12, 2011, 7:26 PM EST) -- Nonexempt hourly employees of Wal-Mart Stores Inc. on Friday hit the company with a putative class action in California court, claiming it had failed to properly pay overtime wages by miscalculating the workers' regular rate of pay.

A class of at least 500 current and former nonexempt hourly employees, helmed by lead plaintiff Dolores Sandoval, contends Wal-Mart improperly calculated the workers' overtime wages by failing to account for all remuneration paid in a period, in violation of California's Labor Code.

“The hourly rate which defendant uses...
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