Temps file class action against Wal-Mart, workers threaten walkout

Suit claims retailer and staffing agencies violated minimum wage and overtime laws

Temporary workers have a bone to pick with the world’s largest retailer.

Yesterday 20 temps filed a proposed class action in Chicago in which they claim Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and two staffing agencies—Labor Ready and QPS Employment Group—have been violating federal and state minimum wage and overtime laws since 2009 by requiring them to show up early for work, stay late and work through lunch without compensation. The plaintiffs seek back pay and an injunction against the three companies. The proposed class action could affect hundreds of Wal-Mart temps in the Chicago area.

Ashley Post

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