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Wal-Mart Faces $4.8 Million Bill for Unpaid Wages

The U.S. Labor Department recently ordered Wal-Mart to pay nearly $4.8 million in back wages to approximately 4,500 workers who failed to receive overtime from 2004 to 2007. For the three years in question, Wal-Mart failed to pay its vision center managers and asset protection coordinators overtime because it considered them exempt from federal regulations requiring overtime pay.

As a result of the settlement, asset protection coordinators will receive an average of $290 back pay, while vision center managers will receive an average of $2,300. This may not seem like much, but the settlement is a victory for those who want to assure that workers receive the wages they have earned.

Unfortunately, this is not the first time that Wal-Mart has failed to pay workers the wages they earned for working overtime. In 2007, the Labor Department ordered the retailer to pay nearly $34 million to about 87,000 workers. In some cases, workers received nearly $10,000 in back overtime pay.

Contact an Employment Law Attorney

If you or someone you love has not been paid for overtime or has another wage and hour dispute, contact an experienced employment law attorney. A knowledgeable employment law attorney can assess your case and help you do what is necessary to protect your rights. For more information, contact an employment law attorney today.

Source: Washington Post, "Wal-Mart to pay $4.8 million in back wages," Ylan Q. Mui.

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