This blog is constantly writing about the need to make sure employees are paid at least minimum wage for all hours worked and that they are given proper breaks. It should be noted that this includes temp workers. Wal-Mart is again facing a lawsuit, this time from employees of two staffing agencies that Wal-Mart uses in the Midwest: Labor-Ready Midwest Inc. and QPS Employment Group Inc.
According to the lawsuit, Wal-Mart allegedly required temp workers to attend mandatory training, come in early and work late to finish projects, and skip meal and rest breaks, all without compensation. Additionally, Wal-Mart allegedly failed to maintain accurate records of hours worked by the employees and to provide itemized statements which included the number of hours worked by the temp employees, as well as the total amount of money earned.
The suit also alleges that Wal-Mart and its staffing agencies failed to pay workers for a minimum of four hours on days when they were required to work for less than four hours, as required by Illinois law.
The class action of workers is suing for violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act, Illinois Wage Payment and Collection, Illinois Day and Temporary Labor Services Act, and the Illinois Minimum Wage Law. The lawsuit is seeking unpaid wages for the workers as well as an injunction against Wal-Mart and its staffing agencies, preventing them from further violations of state labor laws.
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