The largest wage-and-hour class action ever certified in Washington state is set for trial in the spring of 2009. The statewide class action is against retail giant Wal-Mart, and it includes 75,000 current and former employees. Any worker employed at Wal-Mart or Sam’s Club between September 10, 1997 and the present is automatically a member of the class. The complaint alleges Wal-Mart systematically failed to pay workers for some of the time they worked and deprived them of legally required meal and rest breaks. Workers claim they were threatened with termination if they ever clocked a few minutes over the 40 hour work week, and that they were forced to work additional off-the-clock, unpaid hours. Wal-Mart has lost similar class action suits in California and Pennsylvania. Please call us to discuss your legal rights.
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