Michaels To Pay $2M To End Workers' Suit Over Pay, Breaks

Law360, New York (October 15, 2012, 3:56 PM EDT) -- Arts and crafts retailer Michaels Stores Inc. on Friday agreed to pay $2 million to settle class allegations that the company failed to provide its California workers uninterrupted meal and rest breaks and forced them to work off the clock by having their bags checked prior to their breaks.

The deal is intended to compensate more than 24,000 current and former nonexempt employees who worked at any of Michaels' California locations dating back to June 2007. Named plaintiff Anita Ragano brought the putative class action in...
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