Judge Sets Deadline for Former Wal-Mart Class-Action Plaintiffs to File Suit

A U.S. District Judge in San Francisco has set Oct. 28 as the date that former Wal-Mart class-action plaintiffs must file new lawsuits, but the order applies only to those women who previously had filed a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and received permission to sue for gender discrimination. "We believe the […]

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Wal-Mart Plaintiffs in Court to Revive Their Case on a Narrower Basis

Lawyers for the Wal-Mart plaintiffs, whose massive class-action lawsuit was shot down by the U.S. Supreme Court as being too big and unfocused, are back in court today (July 29, 2011) to argue for a revival of the sex-bias complaint but on a narrower basis and with multiple lawsuits. The attorneys hope to file one […]

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SCOTUS Hands Wal-Mart Huge Victory, Changes Rules for Class Action Lawsuits

The U.S. Supreme Court has given the nation's second largest employer a sweeping victory by ruling that a multi-billion-dollar class action discrimination lawsuit cannot proceed because it lacks "convincing proof of a companywide discrimination pay and promotion policy." The suit against Wal-Mart was cobbled together to represent 1.5 million female and minority employees, all claiming […]

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SCOTUS to Take Up Wal-Mart Discrimination Case March 29

The United States Supreme Court will begin hearing arguments in the long-simmering Wal-Mart sex discrimination lawsuit tomorrow morning (March 29, 2011). The nine justices will weigh whether the class action certification in the case of Wal-Mart Stores Inc. v. Dukes is justified under federal rules. Wal-Mart is arguing that monetary relief, as opposed to injunctive […]

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Wal-Mart Hit With Huge Class-Action Gender Bias Suit

No stranger to labor disputes or the courtroom, Wal-Mart has now been hit with a class-action gender bias lawsuit affecting as many as 1.5 million female employees. In a close ruling, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco voted 6 to 5 to certify class-action status. Wal-Mart immediately said it would appeal to […]

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Happy $40 Million Holiday Present to Mass. Wal-Mart Employees

Nabbed again! Wal-Mart has agreed to fork over $40 million to employees past and present at its Massachusetts outlets after settling a 2001 lawsuit over abuse of time-card data, fudging on overtime and denying employees break time. Employees who worked at those locations from 1995 to the present will receive checks ranging from $400 to […]

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Wal-Mart Agrees to Another $85 Million Wage Settlement

Wal-Mart has agreed to, and a judge approved, a plan to settle unpaid-wage lawsuits for up to $85 million. The lawsuits, 30 in all that were combined into one before U.S. District Judge Philip M. Pro in Las Vegas, alleged time clock manipulation and denial of rest periods to workers in several states. Lawyers for […]

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Chinese Use Card Check to Unionize All PRC Wal-Marts

I’ve written previously about the card-check union organizing provision in the Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA) now before Congress. It turns out that this is the same method, gathering signatures, that Chinese workers used to set up unions in every Wal-Mart branch in China. This was fairly revolutionary for the All-China Federation of Trade Unions […]

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