Wal-Mart Settles Wage and Hour Class Action for $86 Million

OAKLAND, Calif., Nov. 9, 2010 — The United States District Court for the Northern District of California, Judge Saundra B. Armstrong, has granted final approval to the settlement of a wage and hour class action suit against Wal-Mart in California.

The settlement, which provides for a payment of between $43 million and $86 million (including claims, costs, and attorneys’ fees), concludes more than four years of litigation concerning the payment of wages to California associates. In addition, as part of the settlement, Wal-Mart has agreed to continue to maintain electronic systems that will protect the rights of workers.

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