Walmart Settles Suit By Workers
Wal-Mart Wednesday agreed to put an end to seven years of litigation, settling a class action lawsuit for $54 million.
According to the Star Tribune, the suit was brought by a group of employees at Wal-Mart and Sam's Club stores throughout Minnesota, who worked at the chain between 1998 and 2008, and claim they were forced to work through breaks without being paid.
The case, first filed in 2001, had four original plaintiffs and later became a class action covering 100,000 former employees. The case was to reach the penalty phase in January.