Wal-Mart Truckers Haul In $54M Wage Class Action Verdict

By Cara Bayles (November 23, 2016, 2:50 PM EST) -- A California federal jury found Wednesday that Wal-Mart Stores Inc. intentionally violated state wage laws by failing to pay a certified class of truckers for time spent on work-related on-duty tasks, awarding class members more than $54 million in damages.

Wednesday's decision ends a hard-fought, three-week trial marked by contentious battles over jury instructions. (AP) The jury found the 839 truckers were entitled to back pay for some of the allegedly unpaid tasks named in the lawsuit, awarding damages for pre- and post-trip inspections and California-required rest breaks, but not for washing trucks, fueling, weighing the trucks' load, waiting at vendor...

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