“Employees Sue Wal-Mart for Overtime”


Paying workers, especially when they are working overtime seems like a very natural thing, but seems like Wal-mart has a different view on it.  As one of the biggest retailers and companies in the World, Wal-mart does not have a good reputation when talking about  salaries and working hours.

According to abc News, former Wal-mart employees has filed a suit against against the firm for forcing them to work overtime without actually paying them. Maria Gamble says that when she worked there, she and other workers would be regularly locked in the store to restore merchandise and count out the cash registers that could take up to two hours.

Wal-mart is also charged for making workers to work during breaks, meaning working more than 10 consecutive hours daily for only one additional hour of minimum wage pay.

Wal-mart’s spokesman Bill Wertz does not give specific information about the suit’s allegations. He says : “This is directly contrary to our policy, and any supervisor who violates our policy is subject to disciplinary action, including termination,”

Looks like at Wal-mart, not only prices are low but wages too. What could be their managers’ view on stakeholder theory?

Source: http://abcnews.go.com/Business/story?id=87844&page=1#.UFD02rKTtD0

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