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Walmart Sued by Temporary Workers for Wage and Hour Violations

Walmart Stores Inc. has been sued by temporary workers in a Chicago federal court on charges of minimum wage and overtime violations. In the proposed class action, temporary workers, who have worked for the retail giant since early 2009, claim that Walmart and its temporary agencies required temp workers to begin work early, stay late to complete work, work through lunches or breaks and participate in trainings without compensation. All of these activities resulted in wage and overtime violations.

The suit also alleges that Walmart failed to keep adequate records of workers’ time as required by federal and state laws. The suit seeks all unpaid wages and an injunction against Walmart Stores Inc. and its temporary agencies.