Walmart Owes $6M In Meal Break Suit, Jury Says

Law360, Los Angeles (April 12, 2019, 5:10 PM EDT) -- Walmart must pay $6.1 million to a class of employees for not providing meal breaks when it required workers to go through anti-theft metal detectors every time they wanted to leave the building, a California federal jury decided April 12.

After deliberating for almost four hours, the eight-member jury found that Walmart failed to provide meal breaks to workers at a fulfillment center in Chino, California, and discouraged workers from taking their breaks outside the building by requiring them to go through a time-consuming asset protection checkpoint with metal detectors every time they left the warehouse.

But the jury did reject...

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