Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Wal-Mart Stores
Current Parent Company: 
Walmart
Penalty: 
$85,000,000
Year: 
2009
Date: 
November 2, 2009
Offense Group: 
employment-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
wage and hour violation
Secondary Offense: 
meal/rest break violation
Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
private litigation
Court: 
District of Nevada
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
Case ID: 
MDL 1735
Case Name: 
In Re Wal-Mart Wage & Hour Employment Practices Litigation
Private Lawsuit Resolution Type: 
settlement
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
Arkansas
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
retail-discount stores
Specific Industry of Parent: 
retailing
Source of Data: 

The dollar figure is cited in an appeals court ruling concerning a dispute over legal fees in the case; available at http://hr.cch.com/ELD/InReWalMart121713.pdf. See also: 6-4 Mealey's Litig. Rep. Employ. L. 1 (2009)

Link to Archived Court Document: 
Notes: 

A group of suits alleging that Wal-Mart required employees to work off the clock and denied them required meal and rest breaks were consolidated in federal court in Nevada. The company agreed to pay up to $85 million to settle the matter.

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Parent company note: 
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