Wal-Mart has agreed to pay $4.8 million in back wages and damages to more than 4,500 employees throughout the U.S. for unpaid overtime according to the U.S. Labor Department. In addition, Wal-Mart will also pay approximately $464,000 in civil penalties for violating federal overtime laws.
The violations cover both current and former Wal-Mart managers at Wal-Mart vision centers and certain security personnel at Wal-Mart Discount Stores, Wal-Mart Supercenters, Neighborhood Markets and Sam’s Club warehouses.
According to the Labor Department, the company improperly classified the workers as exempt from overtime pay. 05.03.2012.