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Case Managers Take On Wal-Mart In Collective Action

Law360 (August 8, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has been hit with a collective action alleging that it fails to pay proper overtime to the case managers who process its workers' compensation claims.

In a complaint filed Tuesday with the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas, lead plaintiff Detra Matlock accused Wal-Mart and its third-party administrator Claims Management Inc. of misclassifying her and other case managers to avoid ever paying them time-and-a-half.

“Instead of being paid 'hourly,' plaintiff and the similarly situated individuals were misclassified as 'salary,'” the...
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