USA Today reports that Wal-Mart has agreed to pay up to $86 million to settle a lawsuit alleging it owes workers in California. According to court papers filed in a class action lawsuit, the settlement is for vacation pay and other unpaid wages, such as unpaid overtime and not paying wages of terminated employees.
The number of workers that will receive a piece of the settlement is huge. It appears that 232,000 workers will receive compensation as a result of the settlement.
I reported earlier that wage and hour lawsuits are rising. It is relatively simple for a worker to prove her case in New York. The worker simply has to provide some prima facia evidence, such as a time sheet. Since large employers nearly always keep track of time, the case is very easy to prove.
If you have any questions regarding wage and hours issues, call me at the Law Office of Frederic R. Abramson at 212-233-0666.