Wal-Mart Loses Legal Suit about Work Breaks Case Study by hicaliber

Wal-Mart Loses Legal Suit about Work Breaks
This paper discusses how Wal-Mart lost a law suit in Pennsylvania regarding work breaks.
# 95669 | 874 words | 5 sources | MLA | 2007 | US
Published on May 30, 2007 in Business (Law) , Business (Management) , Law (Labor) , Business (Human Resources) , Labor Studies (General)

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In this article, the writer discusses Wal-Mart's legal loss in a suit in Pennsylvania regarding work breaks and off the clock labor. The writer explores the legal issue and examines the law that applies. Further, the writer presents an analysis of the case. The writer concludes that the weakness of Wal-Mart's case, despite its insistence it will appeal, is further underlined by the fact that it could not deny that some employees were not compensated for their breaks. The writer also notes that Wal-Mart maintains that there should be less of a financial settlement given to the wronged employees than was ultimately awarded.

Sample of Sources Used:

  • "Breaks and Meal Periods." U.S. Department of Labor. 2006. [21 Oct 2006] http://www.dol.gov/dol/topic/workhours/breaks.htm
  • "General Information on the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)." U.S. Department of Labor. 2006. [21 Oct 2006]<http://www.dol.gov/esa/regs/compliance/whd/mwposter_PF.htm>
  • "Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry: Wage and Hourly Division." The Department of Labor and Industry: PA. Last modified January 13, 2006. [21 Oct 2006]<http://www.dli.state.pa.us/landi/cwp/view.asp?A=142&Q=61106#10>
  • "Pennsylvania jury fines Wal-Mart $78 million: Largest retailer found to have forced Employees to work during breaks." MSNBC. October 13, 2006. [21 Oct 2006]<http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/15251910/>
  • "Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. Form 10-Q." October 31, 2005. . [21 Oct 2006]<http://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/104169/000010416905000019/wmt10q_q3fy2006.htm>

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