WAL-MART FACES UP TO $2 BILLION IN LABOR LAW VIOLATIONS: NOT PAYING FOR OVERTIME & DENYING FULL REST BREAKS AND MEAL BREAKS
In California, and throughout the country, it is against the law for your employer to force you to work overtime and then not pay you for those hours worked. According to a judge, Walmart did not comply with federal law. Instead, Wal-Mart required hourly employees to work off-the-clock during training sessions and denied full rest and/or meal breaks. This is not the first time Wal Mart has been charged with allegedly violating state and federal employment laws. In fact, Walmart has been involved in over 70 lawsuits regarding the same or similar violations. Wal-Mart could be facing a $2 billion fine.
California labor law provides certain employees with both meal and rest breaks, as well as compensation for hours worked over time. An experienced employment attorney can tell you if you qualify as an employee who should be receiving a 30 minute meal break for every 5 hours you have worked. If your employer is having you work late or come in extra early, you might also be entitled for over time pay.
If you are a CA employee and you believe your employer has not provided you with meal and rest breaks and/or overtime pay, call the experienced legal team of Law Offices of David H. Greenberg today. Call Law Offices of David H. Greenberg at 1-888-204-1014 for a free consultation regarding your legal rights and to hear how one of our experienced employment lawyers may be able to help you. You can also visit our website at www.discriminationattorney.com to read more about meal and rest breaks and overtime pay.