Wal-Mart to Pay $11M in Class-Action Employee Lawsuit

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. will pay $11 million to settle a class-action lawsuit brought on behalf of 97,000 current and former workers inIowa over allegations that they were forced to skip breaks or work off the clock.

Judge David Sivright of the Clinton County District court gave the final approval for the deal on Tuesday.

The settlement has been reached more than eight years after two employees filed a lawsuit claiming that the company engaged in uniform and systematic wage abuse.

Wal-Mart announced last December that it would pay as much as $640 million to settle 63 different lawsuits across the country over wage and hour violations. The average plaintiff will receive around $113.

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