Walmart Workers Win Additional $62 Million

Walmart workers who were forced to work through breaks won an additional $62 million Wednesday. Sounds like a ton of cash, but the AP says, “The payments for lost wages are expected to range from about $50 to a few thousand dollars, depending on employment history.”

Walmart says the employees skipped breaks by choice, then sued them over it.

“Many employees testified that they skipped rest breaks by choice. While we discourage that practice, employers should not be penalized when employees do that on their own,” said the spokeswoman, Sharon Weber.

Wal-Mart Workers Win $62 Million [AP]
(Photo:AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

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