Judge finds Wal-Mart violated Minnesota labour lawsSure. Isolated case you say. That's until you spend some time reading the news reports over at Wake Up Wal-Mart.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Minnesota judge has ruled that Wal-Mart Stores Inc (WMT.N: Quote, Profile, Research) violated state wage and hour laws, requiring employees to work off the clock, and the discount retailer could now face more than $2 billion in possible fines.
Minnesota District Court Judge Robert R. King Jr ruled that Wal-Mart owes $6.5 million to thousands of current and former employees because of wage the violations, which included a failure to give workers their full rest breaks and requiring hourly employees to work off-the-clock during training.
Turns out reports of despicable business practices at Wal-Mart are not so isolated after all.