CONTRACTING WOES PLAGUE RETAILERS

A federal grand jury investigation into the alleged use of illegal immigrants as janitors by contractors hired by Wal-Mart Stores thrusts into the national spotlight an issue that has also bedeviled supermarkets in recent years -- the question of how much legal responsibility a retailer has for the misdeeds of a contractor.Along with the Wal-Mart inquiry, a class-action lawsuit was filed earlier this

A federal grand jury investigation into the alleged use of illegal immigrants as janitors by contractors hired by Wal-Mart Stores thrusts into the national spotlight an issue that has also bedeviled supermarkets in recent years -- the question of how much legal responsibility a retailer has for the misdeeds of a contractor.

Along with the Wal-Mart inquiry, a class-action lawsuit was filed earlier this month by several of the janitors.

Across the economy, contractors and subcon

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